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Author Roe, Nicholas.
Title John Keats : a new life / Nicholas Roe.
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  PR4836 .R525 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiv, 446 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Partial Contents Early years, 1795-1814 -- Guy's Hospital, 1814-1817 -- The year of Endymion, 1817 -- Roads of the dead, 1818 -- Conjunctions, 1819 -- Comsumption, 1819-1821.
Summary This landmark biography of celebrated Romantic poet John Keats explodes entrenched conceptions of him as a delicate, overly sensitive, tragic figure. Instead, Nicholas Roe reveals the real flesh-and-blood poet: a passionate man driven by ambition but prey to doubt, suspicion, and jealousy; sure of his vocation while bitterly resentful of the obstacles that blighted his career; devoured by sexual desire and frustration; and in thrall to alcohol and opium. Through unparalleled original research, Roe arrives at a fascinating reassessment of Keats's entire life, from his early years at Keats's Livery Stables through his harrowing battle with tuberculosis and death at age 25. Zeroing in on crucial turning points, Roe finds in the locations of Keats's poems new keys to the nature of his imaginative quest.
Subject Keats, John, 1795-1821.
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
ISBN 0300124651 (hc. : alk. paper)
9780300124651 (hc. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 785864747