Posthumous Keats

A Personal Biography

By Stanley Plumly
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393337723, 392pp.)

Publication Date: November 2009

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Description
John Keats's 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. In this close narrative study, Stanley 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.



About the Author
Stanley Plumly is the author of many volumes of poetry as well as a biography, Posthumous Keats. The winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors, he lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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