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The Major Works: Including Endymion, the Odes and Selected Letters By John Keats Elizabeth Cook,

  • Title: The Major Works: Including Endymion, the Odes and Selected Letters
  • Author: John Keats Elizabeth Cook
  • ISBN: 9780192840639
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode It brings together a unique combination of Keats s poetry and prose all the major poems, complemented by a generous selection of Keats s letters to give the essence of his work and thinking In his tragically short life Keats wrote aThis authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode It brings together a unique combination of Keats s poetry and prose all the major poems, complemented by a generous selection of Keats s letters to give the essence of his work and thinking In his tragically short life Keats wrote an astonishing number of superb poems his stature as one of the foremost poets of the Romantic movement remains unassailable This volume contains all the poetry published during his lifetime, including Endymion in its entirety, the Odes, Lamia, and both versions of Hyperion The poetry is presented in chronological order, illustrating the staggering speed with which Keats s work matured Further insight into his creative process is given by reproducing, in their original form, a number of poems that were published posthumously Keats s letters are admired almost as much as his poetry and were described by T S Eliot as certainly the most notable and most important ever written by any English poet They provide the best biographical detail available and shed invaluable light on Keats s poems.
    The Major Works Including Endymion the Odes and Selected Letters This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode It brings together a unique combination of Keats s poetry and p

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    1. 1.In thy western halls of goldWhen thou sittest in thy state,Bards, that erst sublimely toldHeroic deeds, and sang of fate,With fervour seize their adamantine lyres,Whose chords are solid rays, and twinkle radiant fires.2.Here Homer with his nervous armsStrikes the twanging harp of war,And even the western splendour warms,While the trumpets sound afar But, what creates the most intense surprise,His soul looks out through renovated eyes.3.Then, through thy Temple wide, melodious swellsThe sweet m [...]

    2. I m a third way through this currently reading the long poem Endymion, 8 lines at a time I was not an English major, always thought the Romantics would be tough going, but I m surprised at how readable Keats is, line by line, and just how lovely these poems are, even the 100 page Endymion you read and then you come across a line that just takes the wind out of you And I don t mind cheating at all I think if I hadn t read up on the poem, I wouldn t know WHAT the hell it was about a youth s love f [...]

    3. Aesthetic, mesmerising, fantabulous, literally an opiate for me at times I can t describe him in words, just read his works and find words for him.

    4. A brilliant collection of Keats s most beautiful works and most moving letters I can t rave enough about how much I love Keats, so I ll just let you read for yourself.

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