This Norton Critical Edition seeks to return Keats one of the most beloved poets of the English language to his cultural moment by tracking his emergence as a public poet.
Jeffrey N. Cox is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of The Center for Humanities and the Arts at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is author of Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School: Shelley, Keats, Hunt, and Their Circle and In the Shadows of Romance: Romantic Tragic Drama in Germany, England, and France. His edited books include Romantic Drama: An Anthology (co-edited with Michael Garner); Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation in the British Romantic Period, Volume 5: The Drama; New Historical Literary Study (co-edited with Larry Reynolds); and Seven Gothic Dramas, 1789-1825.
This Norton Critical Edition seeks to return Keats?one of the most beloved poets of the English language?to his cultural moment by tracking his emergence as a public poet. For this reason, this volume presents the writings in the order of publication rather than composition. Readers can trace the poems through letters, reviews, and related material chronologically interleaved with the texts themselves. This edition offers extensive apparatus to help readers fully appreciate Keats?s poetry and legacy, including an introduction, headnotes, explanatory annotations, and a wealth of contextual documents.
?Criticism? includes twelve important commentaries on Keats and his poetry, by Paul de Man, Marjorie Levinson, Grant F. Scott, Margaret Homans, Nicholas Roe, Stuart Sperry, Neil Fraistat, Jack Stillinger, James Chandler, Alan Bewell, and Jeffrey N. Cox.
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