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    Description"Posthumous Keats" is the result of twenty years of reflection on the enduring afterlife of one of England's greatest Romantic poets. John Keats' famous epitaph - 'Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water' helped cement his reputation as the archetype of the genius cut off before his time. Keats, who died of tuberculosis at twenty-five, saw his mortality as fatal to his poetry and therein, Stanley Plumly argues, lies his tragedy: Keats thought he had failed in his mission 'to be among the English poets'. In this close narrative study, Plumly meditates on the chances for poetic immortality - an idea that finds its purest expression in Keats. Incisive in its observations and beautifully written, "Posthumous Keats" is an ode to an unsuspecting young poet - a man who, against the odds of his culture and critics, managed to achieve the unthinkable: the elevation of the lyric poem to sublime and tragic status.

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    Posthumous Keats
    A Personal Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stanley Plumly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393337723
    ISBN 10: 0393337723

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    DC22: B
    LC classification: PN
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    Abridged Dewey: 809
    B&T Approval Code: C25104874
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    Illustrations note
    7 b/w illustrations
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    09 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Stanley Plumly has written nine books of poetry. His many honours include the William Carlos Williams Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Plumly is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.
    Review quote
    "This is a persuasive and moving tribute to John Keats's life and work...It manages to shed more light on Keats and his world than any biography could do." The Daily Telegraph "Stanley Plumly's richly evocative Posthumous Keats, a tour de force of poet-sympathy across the decades..." Joyce Carol Oates, Times Literary Supplement, Christmas Roundup 2008 "An intricate, intriguing and detailed biography..." The Good Book Guide