On Keats’s Practice and Poetics of Responsibility

Beauty and Truth in the Major Poems

Authors: Atkins, G. Douglas

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  • Appeals to both student and scholar in its layered approach to poetry, with close readings, biography, and cultural background
  • Discusses a wide variety of poetry from Keats’ career, including the great Odes, “The Eve of St. Agnes,” and “Lamia”
  • Maintains Atkins’ long career as a reputable and well-known poetry scholar.
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About this book

This accessible, informed, and engaging book offers fresh, new avenues into Keats’s poems and letters, including a valuable introduction to “the responsible poet.” Focusing on Keats’s sense of responsibility to truth, poetry, and the reader, G. Douglas Atkins, a noted T.S. Eliot critic, writes as an ama-teur. He reads the letters as literary texts, essayistic and dramatic; the Odes in comparison with Eliot’s treatment of similar subjects; “The Eve of St. Agnes” by adding to his respected earlier article on the poem an addendum outlining a bold new reading; “Lamia” by focusing on its complex and perplexing treatment of philosophy and imagination and revealing how Keats literally represents philosophy as functioning within poetry. Comparing Keats with Eliot, poet-philosopher, this book generates valuable insight into Keats’s successful and often sophisticated poetic treatment of ideas, accentuating the image of him as “the responsible poet.”


About the authors

G. Douglas Atkins is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kansas, USA, where he taught for 44 years. The winner of several awards for outstanding teaching, he is the author of twenty-two books and co-editor of three others, many of them published by Palgrave Macmillan. He now lives in Greenville, SC, and continues to write.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Keats’s Practice and Poetics of Responsibility
Book Subtitle
Beauty and Truth in the Major Poems
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44144-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44144-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44143-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82994-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 96
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