The Complete Poems of John Keats (Modern Library)

The Complete Poems of John Keats (Modern Library)

John Keats


'I imagine I can be one of the English Poets after my death,' John Keats soberly prophesied in 1818 as he all started writing the blankverse epic Hyperion. Today he endures because the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the bounds of the mind's eye and celebrated the pleasures of the senses yet suffered a sad early loss of life. Edmund Wilson counted him as 'one of the part dozen maximum English writers,' and T. S. Eliot has paid tribute to the Shakespearean caliber of Keats's greatness. certainly, his paintings has survived higher than that of any of his contemporaries the devaluation of Romantic poetry that started early during this century. this contemporary Library variation includes all of Keats's marvelous verse: 'Lamia,' 'Isabella,' and 'The Eve of St. Agnes'; his sonnets and odes; the allegorical romance Endymion; and the five-act poetic tragedy Otho the Great. Presented to boot are the recognized posthumous and fugitive poems, together with the fragmentary 'The Eve of Saint Mark' and the nice 'La Belle Dame sans Merci,' possibly the main extraordinary literary ballad within the language. 'No one else in English poetry, keep Shakespeare, has in expression particularly the attention-grabbing felicity of Keats, his conception of loveliness,' acknowledged Matthew Arnold. 'In the school of naturalistic interpretation, in what we name normal magic, he ranks with Shakespeare.'

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