Download e-book for kindle: John Keats: Reimagining History by William A. Ulmer

By William A. Ulmer

ISBN-10: 3319470833

ISBN-13: 9783319470832

This booklet considers Keats’s significant poems as workouts in Romantic historicism. The poetry’s wealthy allusiveness represents Keats’s attempt to reclaim the British canon for Cockney revisionism, and divulges Keats typically invoking the prior to outline his modern cultural politics. The booklet starts by means of discussing Keats’s Cockney traditionalism in its Regency context after which proceeds during the poet’s profession in chronological order. There are chapters on historical past and vocation within the poet’s first quantity, the failed idealism of 'Endymion', gender and viewers within the Medieval Romances, the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' in old context, secularism and comfort within the different nice Odes, after which the 2 'Hyperion' fragments, during which heritage ramifies past poetic approach to develop into the categorical topic of inquiry. the result's a stimulating reassessment of Keats’s highbrow improvement and such a lot favorite poems.  

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