Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography by Stanley PlumlyPosthumous Keats: A Personal Biography by Stanley Plumly

Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography

byStanley Plumly

Paperback | October 27, 2009

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John Keats’s famous epitaph—”Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water”—helped cement his reputation as the archetype of the genius cut off before his time. In this close narrative study, Stanley Plumly meditates on the chances for poetic immortality, an idea that finds its purest expression in Keats. Incisive in its observations and beautifully written, Posthumous Keats is an ode to an unsuspecting young poet—a man who, against the odds of his culture and critics, managed to achieve the unthinkable: the elevation of the lyric poem to sublime and tragic status.
Stanley Plumly is the author of many volumes of poetry as well as The Immortal Evening and Posthumous Keats. The winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors, he is a professor at the University of Maryland and lives in Frederick, Maryland.
Title:Posthumous Keats: A Personal BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1.1 inPublished:October 27, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393337723

ISBN - 13:9780393337723


Editorial Reviews

A beautiful book. . . . [W]hen Plumly turns his laser-like gaze on Keats’ letters and his verse, the book is brilliant. — Nicholas Delbanco (Los Angeles Times)

Mr. Plumly writes beautifully and very movingly. — Charles McGrath (New York Times)

Plumly has written a book to last: worthy of its subject and commensurate with both words of its title. — Robert Pinsky (Slate)