Keats, Narrative And Audience: The Posthumous Life of Writing by Andrew BennettKeats, Narrative And Audience: The Posthumous Life of Writing by Andrew Bennett

Keats, Narrative And Audience: The Posthumous Life of Writing

byAndrew BennettEditorMarilyn Butler

Paperback | March 9, 2006

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This original study offers clear but conceptually sophisticated readings of Keats' major poems that are informed by contemporary literary theory. Drawing on the recent growth in interest in the Romantic poets and their audiences, the book focuses on the relationship between narrative in Keats' poetry and its audience and readers, while also developing, more generally, a theory of reading for Romantic poetry.
Title:Keats, Narrative And Audience: The Posthumous Life of WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521024420

ISBN - 13:9780521024426

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: figures of reading; 1. Narrative and audience in Romantic poetics; 2. Keats's letters; 3. The early verse and Endymion; 4. 'Isabella'; 5. 'The Eve of St Agnes'; 6. 'La Belle Dame sans Merci'; 7. The spring odes; 8. The 'Hyperion' poems; 9. 'To Autumn'; Epilogue: allegories of Reading ('Lamia'); Notes; Bibliography, Index.

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"When he turns his attention to the poems, Bennett proves himself to be an excellent close reader....this is a very smart book, and my brief summary of it does not do justice to the subtlety of argument and fine critical intelligence evident on every page. It provides a more highly theorized and closely reasoned account of Keats's ambivalent attitudes toward his audience than any previous study. Bennett himself is a challenging and rewarding critic to read, and with this book he has made an important contribution to Keats studies." Leon Waldoff, Studies in Romanticism