Keats and Embarrassment

Keats and Embarrassment

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In this acclaimed book, Professor Ricks argues for the importance of embarrassment in human life and for the value works of art which help us deal with embarrassment by recognizing and refining it. As a poet and a man, Keats was especially sensitive to, and morally intelligent about, embarrassment. This study demonstrates the particular direction of his insight and moral concern to acknowledge embarrassability and its involvement in important moral concerns.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 138.7 x 216.4 x 11.9mm | 278.68g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0198128290
  • 9780198128298
  • 804,862

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As criticism, Keats and Embarrassment seems to me a work of enormous brilliance. Mr Ricks can see more in a text, and what is more, persuade us to see it too, than anyone since William Empson... Bernard Bergonzi, The Observershow more

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