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  1. says:

    Completely in love with 'Ode to a Nightingale' beautiful just beautiful

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    John Keats on his birthday October 31 “I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart’s affections

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    Since this is a comprehensive collection of most of Keats's work I cannot say I liked all of it For those wanting to read poetry they should stop when reaching the section with his letters For me they were nice to read but I can imagine them being of value to those actually studying the meaning behind his poems instead of just reading them for enjoyment

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    Even though he's playing and working with words to express his ideas it feels like there is no gap between the words and wha

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    lovely

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    1In thy western halls of goldWhen thou sittest in thy stateBards that erst sublimely toldHeroic deeds and sang of fateWith fervour seize their adamantine lyresWhose chords are solid rays and twinkle radiant fires2Here Homer with his nervous armsStrikes the twanging harp of warAnd even the western splendour warmsWhile th

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    This is a lovely collection of some of the best of John Keats I particularly loved the Odes and the unfinished Hyperion

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    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

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    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

  10. says:

    mostly i'm interested in reading Endymion but i've never read Keats so the the better eh?

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Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç John Keats

O 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 poem. 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 for the MOON OHHhh okay Lots of personifying of natural phenomena in mythological figures his feeling for nature is intense and personal and passionate Not one scrap of irony anywhere what a breath of sweet air And anybody who appreciates the music of language it s like stumbling upon Mozart and finally giving him a chance

Summary The Major Works: Including Endymion, the Odes and Selected Letters (Oxford World's Classics)

The Major Works: Including Endymion, the Odes and Selected Letters (Oxford World's Classics)

This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode It brings together a uniue 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 numb. John Keats on his birthday October 31 I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart s affections and the truth of Imagination What the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth whether it existed before or not for I have the same Idea of all our Passions as of Love they are all in their sublime creative of essential Beauty John Keats Passion and faith truth and deception redemption and illusion vision and the creative power of love John Keats maps a course of transcendence through his poetry as a dream uest for the Ideal and for Beauty His poetry negotiates the complex relationships of his clustered and interdependent themes in a coded philosophy of imagination and human meaning and value In works of exuisite beauty and refinement he grappled with the angels and with the darkness of death and grief suffering and the limits of a deeply flawed humanity to win a path of redemption for us all His principle of Negative Capability that of transcending oneself and identifying with the Other a mystical unification of artist and subject is drawn metaphorically from his idea of love and the Beloved He thinks by metaphor and so jumps categories to imagine the world anew For John Keats the act of writing or any creative art is transcendental in nature and so his poetry of love for an Ideal which proves either redemptive or illusory As a primary ironic paradox the truth or falseness of Ideals and the love which may make them real became a driving theme of his poetics of passion and of faith Endymion a reply to Shelley s Alastor which may be read together as companion poems explores the interplay of erotic and spiritual love the human and the divine and the possibilities for the realization of the Ideal in the flesh On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again in which he turns to tragedy for insight and returns to Shakespeare as a source John Keats reimagines Shakespeare s themes of death time and art and realigns his sonnet form similarly Hyperion though fragmentary is an incontestable Great Book and classic in this the influence of Shakespeare s Troilus and Cressida Milton s Paradise Lost and his admiration of Wordsworth may be seen In his version of the myth of the Fall of the Titans John Keats centers the poem on the conflict of Hyperion and Apollo a duality which seems Nietzschean to me but also references the French Revolution and the great hero of humanism Napoleon and on a third level is an expository fable of artisitc vision and creativity The Eve of St Agnes among the finest poems written in English a reimagination of Romeo and Juliet and other medieval romances ignites in stellar glory a myth of passion love faith illusion the power of wishes and the transformational force of dreams It is nothing less than a rite of initiation and a guide through the gates of the Infinite La Belle Dame sans Merci is a haunting ballad which recalls Arthurian Romance and its doomed lovers seductions and entrapments Merlin and Nimue Lancelot and Guinevere and the earlier Tristan and Iseult It marks the turn of John Keats toward recognition of the interdependence of beauty as illusion with evil lies and death with darkness and chaos as the balance to beauty as truth faith and love and the highly contingent and subjective nature of reality His great odes Ode to Psyche Ode to a Nightingale Ode on a Grecian Urn Ode on Melancholy To Autumn form together an apex achievement of poetry and are irreducible to their natures like the immortality of a Philosopher s Stone Densely constructed highly polished and intensely imagined this group of works may be examined as a system of thought unto itself the result of a hero s journey and similar to the alchemical studies on which Jung based his psychology There is much to be learned about becoming human from the poems of John Keats in a language of fragile beauty he conducts an interrogation of Beauty with depth rigor and a fearless vision

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Er 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 int. lovely