On Keats's Practice And Poetics Of Responsibility: Beauty And Truth In The Major Poems by G. Douglas AtkinsOn Keats's Practice And Poetics Of Responsibility: Beauty And Truth In The Major Poems by G. Douglas Atkins

On Keats's Practice And Poetics Of Responsibility: Beauty And Truth In The Major Poems

byG. Douglas Atkins

Hardcover | November 17, 2016

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This accessible, informed, and engaging book offers fresh, new avenues into Keats's poems and letters, including a valuable introduction to "the responsible poet." Focusing on Keats's sense of responsibility to truth, poetry, and the reader, G. Douglas Atkins, a noted T.S. Eliot critic, writes as anama-teur. He reads the letters as literary texts, essayistic and dramatic; the Odes in comparison with Eliot's treatment of similar subjects; "The Eve of St. Agnes" by adding to his respected earlier article on the poem an addendum outlining a bold new reading; "Lamia" by focusing on its complex and perplexing treatment of philosophy and imagination and revealing how Keats literally represents philosophy as functioning within poetry. Comparing Keats with Eliot, poet-philosopher, this book generates valuable insight into Keats's successful and often sophisticated poetic treatment of ideas, accentuating the image of him as "the responsible poet."


G. Douglas Atkins is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kansas, USA, where he taught for 44 years. The winner of several awards for outstanding teaching, he is the author of twenty-two books and co-editor of three others, many of them published by Palgrave Macmillan. He now lives in Greenville, SC, and continues to writ...
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Title:On Keats's Practice And Poetics Of Responsibility: Beauty And Truth In The Major PoemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 21 × 14.8 × 0.03 inPublished:November 17, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319441434

ISBN - 13:9783319441436

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

 

Preface                                                                                                   

One

         On Putting Keats in Other Words: Essaying toward Reader-

            Responsibility                                                                     

Two

         Reading the Letters: "The Vale of Soul-Making"                     

Three

         Some of the Dangers in "Unperplex[ing] bliss from its

                   neighbour pain": Reading the Odes Intra- and

                   Inter-textually                                                                  

Four

         Fleeing into the Storm: Beauty and Truth in

                   "The Eve of St. Agnes"                                                   

Five

         "For Truth's Sake": "Lamia" and the Reweaving

                   of the Rainbow                                                                

Bibliography 


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