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Author Roe, Nicholas.

Title John Keats and the culture of dissent / Nicholas Roe
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1997


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Description xx, 315 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction: John Keats in the Cockney School -- 1. A Cockney Schoolroom: Keats and The Culture of Dissent -- 2. Cosmopolitics: History, Classics, and Pretty Paganism -- 3. Keats and Charles Cowden Clarke -- 4. 'Soft Humanity Put On': The Poetry and Politics of Sociality 1798-1818 -- 5. Songs From the Woods; or, Outlaw Lyrics -- 6. The Pharmacopolitical Poet -- 7. 'Apollo's Touch': The Pharmacy of Imagination -- 8. Lisping Sedition: Poems, Endymion, and the Poetics of Dissent -- Epilogue: John Keats's Commonwealth: the 1820 Collection and 'To Autumn' -- Appendix. Correspondence Relating to the 'Cockney School' Essays, from the 'Blackwood Papers' in the National Library of Scotland
Summary This book sets out to recover the lively and unsettling voices of Keat's poetry, and seeks to trace the complex ways in which his poems responded to and addressed their contemporary world. It offers new research about Keats's early life opening valuable new perspectives on his poetry. Two chapters explore the dissenting culture of Enfield School, showing how the school exercised a strong influence on Keats's imaginative life and his political radicalism. Imagination and politics intertwine through succeeding chapters on Keats's friendship with Charles Cowden Clarke; his medical career; the 'Cockney' milieu in which Keats's poems were written; and on the immediate controversial impact of his three collections of poetry. The author deftly reconstructs contexts and contemporary resonances for Keat's poems, retrieving the vigorous challenge of Keats's verbal art which outraged his early readers but which was lost to us as Keats entered the canon of English romantic poets
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-291) and index
Subject Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Political and social views.
Dissenters in literature.
Political poetry, English -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Radicalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Social problems in literature.
LC no. 96034554
ISBN 0198183968