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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 origina. Brilliant Just brilliant The biography by Andrew Motion has been my Keatsian bible for many many years now and while I reluctantly began thinking it was probably about time for an update I also dreaded the prospect I really love and admire John Keats and Motion was a big part of me getting to know him; I didn't want to lose my always inadeuate always conditional grasp on who Keats really wasOf course I needn't have feared and any courage needed certainly paid off This is a great book a truly great book and I think it works perfectly as an addition to or a complement of Motion's work as well as the work of others My take on Motion's Keats is that he was both a poet and a medical man a healer of both bodies and souls Roe's Keats is a poet full stop and any return to his training or work as an apothecary would have been a turning away from his true self Which is right I don't know but it's very interesting to consider the uestion in such detailRoe's strengths are in Keats' early years his childhood and then right through to his time at Guy's Hospital and in Keats' poetry which is given terrific context in the poet's life and times and thus enhanced meaning Roe is also very knowledgeable about Keats' relationship with Leigh Hunt which is no surprise as Roe is also Hunt's biographerRoe very interestingly touches on the idea that Keats was very conscious of passing time and in particular the things that mark it the anniversary of his father's death the new or half or full moon the date he announced his decision to be a poet to his friends and so on Keats even contrived to die late on the day of the ancient Roman festival Terminalia which honoured the god of boundaries I'm not entirely sure how seriously we are to take this but there's no denying that Keats' work often deals in liminalities and Roe certainly conjured a number of relevant happenings and images along the way to give credence to this especially the late night farewells between young Keats and his teacher Charles Cowden Clarke on the bridge between their homesThere were certain areas of Keats' life that I felt weren't given much space on the page Especially but not only Keats' love and fiancee Fanny Brawne I'm not sure whether this is due to Roe deciding that such things had already been well covered and I certainly think Motion does justice to Brawne Or that 400 pages is enough and something had to be dealt with truly though briefly I'm hesitant to think that Roe didn't think Brawne important I mean OK we're not all interested in a man's love life but she was important to Keats the man and Keats the poet and Roe does give her her due even if a little too succinctly so let's go back to my initial thought of such things being covered well elsewhere Which takes me back further to the notion that this book is a great addition and complement to the existing work on Keats And leads me on to the notion that perhaps even for a life this short there can never be a definitive 'Life' Read this and read Motion and read as much of the rest as you like Keats himself will repay you well

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L 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 uestRoe is the first biographer to provide a full and fresh account of Keats's childhood in the City of London and how it shaped the would be poet The mysterious earl. Beautifully well written and researched biography of the great Romantic poet It's both very scholarly but also reads fluently like a crafted novel Roe does dwell too freuently into moments of speculation perhaps to pull back the curtain to reveal how much reading and research he'd done about the early 19th English poetic World but this only detracted slightlyComplaints are made about Roe ignoring Fanny Brawne I think this was handled fine Fanny is an important figure for Keats but their romance seems to be heightened because of its popular romantic story Roe places it in its right placeIt is a sad read I must say but a worthy read in exploring not only the poet's life and work but the larger uestions Keat's engaged with Is there a purpose to the universe Is there a reason behind love passion laughter and enjoyment And what's the reason behind pain suffering and that last enemy death which followed Keats wheverever he went before grabbing him on the Feb 23rd 1821

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Y death of Keats's father his mother's too swift remarriage living in the shadow of the notorious madhouse Bedlam all these affected Keats far than has been previously understood The author also sheds light on Keats's doomed passion for Fanny Brawne his circle of brilliant friends hitherto unknown City relatives and much Filled with revelations and daring to ask new uestions this book now stands as the definitive volume on one of the most beloved poets of the English languag. Despite unusual punctuation Keats's as possessive and almost hourly updates as meticulously researched heavily from Keats' published letters this is a new milestone biography of just 25 years of a poet's life Did you know that John Keats' brother George was swindled out of his money by American artist John James Audubon Interestingly Keats seems to have lived on almost no income as houseguest of friends and through monetary loans and through giving monetary loans I read this book to see if the adage He is with Shakespeare was apt but also to reconcile that with his intended epitaph Here lies one whose name was writ in water With Fanny Brawne this history gives lie to other vulgar moral soupcons and belongs with other recent landmark biographies I've read such as those of Shakespeare and of Brahms I still love Keats' poetry since my earlier memorisations of his odes and sonnets Ode on Melancholy an inspiration to my writing and to all those literate enough to enjoy this The book perks up around his banner year 1819 and improves to the finish It's unfortunate that at the epoue of Mme de Stael and of Benjamin Constant English culture at the time was so untraveled and so uninformed compared to Paris and Weimar for example Few intellectual friends besides Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt enter the picture His last trip to Naples and Rome was taken solely for declining health and death by tuberculosis The Keats final residence is a famous museum now in Rome next to the Spanish Steps In the Grip years of a poet's life Did Dom na Zanzibarze you know that John Keats' brother George was swindled out of his money by American artist John James Audubon Interestingly Keats seems to have lived on almost no income as houseguest of friends and through monetary loans and through giving monetary loans I read this book to see if the adage He is with Shakespeare was apt but also to reconcile that with his intended epitaph Here lies one whose name was writ in water With Fanny Brawne this history gives lie to other vulgar moral soupcons and belongs with other recent landmark biographies I've read such as those of Shakespeare and of Brahms I still love Keats' poetry since my earlier memorisations of his odes and sonnets Ode on Melancholy an inspiration to my writing and to all those literate enough to enjoy this The book perks up around his banner Quantum Physics and the Multiplicity of Mind year 1819 and improves to the finish It's unfortunate that at the epoue of Mme de Stael and of Benjamin Constant English culture at the time was so untraveled and so uninformed compared to Paris and Weimar for example Few intellectual friends besides Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt enter the picture His last trip to Naples and Rome was taken solely for declining health and death by tuberculosis The Keats final residence is a famous museum now in Rome next to the Spanish Steps

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