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Bright Star: Selected Poems

John Keats

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136 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.3in.JOHN KEATS: BRIGHT STAR: SELECTED POEMS Edited with an introduction by Miriam Chalk This book gathers the most potent passages from the poetry of John Keats (1795-1821) together, including the famous Odes, the sonnets, the luxuriously sensuous Eve of St Agnes, the mysterious and atmospheric La Belle Dame Sans Merci, and extracts from Lamia, Endymion and Hyperion. This edition has been updated with new poems, new illustrations and a revised text. John Keats is one of the few British poets who is truly ecstatic andwild. Keats is known for his ornate language, memorablephrases (made sweet moan in La Belle Dame Sans Merci), Romantic indulgences, and a tendency to gush and exaggerate. Keats is one of a few poets who write in English in a shamanic manner. John Keats reaches the pinnacle of British poetry, as W. Jackson Bate, typical among critics, says: the language of his greatest poetry has always held an attraction; for there we reach, if only for a brief while, a high plateau where in mastery of phrase he has few equals in English poetry, and only one obvious superior. Like Arthur Rimbaud, and like the poet he is most compared with, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats burnt fiercely and died young. He is a poet as martyr and hero, a Vincent van Gogh of poesie. He is famous for his sensual odes - Ode to a Grecian Urn, Ode to Melancholy, To Autumn, Ode to Psyche and Ode to a Nightingale - the poems Lamia, Endymion and Hyperion, the luxuriant The Eve of St Agnes, a group of sonnets, and the strange, haunting fairy tale poem La Belle Dame Sans Merci. John Keats is a typical Romantic poet: he usedpagan imagery; he employs much ancient Greek mythology; he is a shamanic poet, who writes in feverish bouts; he is a poets poet; he wrote searing short poems, and attempted long, epic sequences; he revered the right authors (John Milton, William Shakespeare, the ancient Greeks); he died young; and he travelled to Italy, the key destination for the authentic Grand Tour experience. British Poets Series. Illustrated with portraits and paintings based on John Keats poetry. Bibliography andnotes. ISBN 9781861713353. 136 pages. www. crmoon. com This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781861713353

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Title: Bright Star: Selected Poems

Publisher: Crescent Moon Publishing

Binding: Paperback

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Book Type: Paperback

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JOHN KEATS: BRIGHT STAR: SELECTED POEMS Edited with an introduction by Miriam Chalk This book gathers the most potent passages from the poetry of John Keats (1795-1821) together, including the famous 'Odes', the sonnets, the luxuriously sensuous 'Eve of St Agnes', the mysterious and atmospheric 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', and extracts from 'Lamia', ‘Endymion’ and ‘Hyperion’. This edition has been updated with new poems, new illustrations and a revised text. John Keats is one of the few British poets who is truly ecstatic and wild. Keats is known for his ornate language, memorable phrases ('made sweet moan' in 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'), Romantic indulgences, and a tendency to gush and exaggerate. Keats is one of a few poets who write in English in a shamanic manner. John Keats reaches the pinnacle of British poetry, as W. Jackson Bate, typical among critics, says: 'the language of his greatest poetry has always held an attraction; for there we reach, if only for a brief while, a high plateau where in mastery of phrase he has few equals in English poetry, and only one obvious superior.' Like Arthur Rimbaud, and like the poet he is most compared with, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats burnt fiercely and died young. He is a poet as martyr and hero, a Vincent van Gogh of poesie. He is famous for his sensual odes - 'Ode to a Grecian Urn', 'Ode to Melancholy', 'To Autumn', 'Ode to Psyche' and 'Ode to a Nightingale' - the poems ‘Lamia’, ‘Endymion’ and ‘Hyperion’, the luxuriant 'The Eve of St Agnes', a group of sonnets, and the strange, haunting fairy tale poem 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci’. John Keats is a typical Romantic poet: he used pagan imagery; he employs much ancient Greek mythology; he  is a shamanic poet, who writes in feverish bouts; he is a 'poet's poet'; he wrote searing short poems, and attempted long, epic sequences; he revered the right authors (John Milton, William Shakespeare, the ancient Greeks); he died young; and he travelled to Italy, the key destination for the authentic Grand Tour experience. British Poets Series. Illustrated with portraits and paintings based on John Keats’ poetry. Bibliography and notes. ISBN 9781861713353. 136 pages. www.crmoon.com

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR JOHN KEATS (1795-1821) is one of Britain’s greatest poets, a one-off, instantly recognizable, at once naïve and wise, vulnerable and strong. He is best-known for his odes and songs, long lyrical poems with a particular emphasis on sensuality and imagery.

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