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  • ISBN: 9781787331617
  • Pages: 368
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape
  • Binding: Hardback


A Brief Life in Nine Poems and One Epitaph

Lucasta Miller

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Lucasta Miller takes Keats’s best-known poems and excavates their backstories.

In doing so, she reveals a complex individual, not the ethereal figure of his posthumous myth. The real Keats was a lower-middle-class outsider from a tragic and dysfunctional family, whose extraordinary energy and love of language allowed him to work his way into the heart of English literature; a freethinker and a liberal at a time of repression; a man who delighted in the sensation of the moment.

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