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The Resource Lives of the dead poets : Keats, Shelley, Coleridge, Karen Swann

Lives of the dead poets : Keats, Shelley, Coleridge, Karen Swann

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Lives of the dead poets : Keats, Shelley, Coleridge
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Lives of the dead poets
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Keats, Shelley, Coleridge
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Karen Swann
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eng
Summary
Any reader engaging the work of Keats, Shelley, or Coleridge must confront the role biography has played in the canonization of each. Each archive is saturated with stories of the life prematurely cut off or, in Coleridge's case, of promise wasted in indolence. One confronts reminiscences of contemporaries who describe subjects singularly unsuited to this world, as well as still stranger materials-death masks, bits of bone, locks of hair, a heart-initially preserved by circles and then circulating more widely, often in tandem with bits of the literary corpus. Especially when it centers on the early deaths of Keats and Shelley, biographical interest tends to be dismissed as a largely Victorian and sentimental phenomenon that we should by now have put behind us. And yet a line of verse by these poets can still trigger associations with biographical detail in ways that spark pathos or produce intimations of prolepsis or fatality, even for readers suspicious of such effects. Biographical fascination-the untoward and involuntary clinging of attention to the biographical subject-is thus "posthumous" in Keats's evocative sense of the term, its life equivocally sustained beyond its period. Lives of the Dead Poets takes seriously the biographical fascination that has dogged the prematurely arrested figures of three romantic poets. Arising in tandem with a sense of the threatened end of poetry's allotted period, biographical fascination personalizes the precariousness of poetry, binding poetry, the poet-function, and readers to an irrecuperable singularity. Reading romantic poets together with the modernity of Benjamin and Baudelaire, Swann shows how poets' afterlives offer an opening for poetry's survival, from its first nineteenth-century death sentences into our present
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1952-
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Swann, Karen E.
Dewey number
821/.709
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe
  • Keats, John
  • English poetry
  • Poets, English
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adult
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Lives of the dead poets : Keats, Shelley, Coleridge, Karen Swann
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent.
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MWT12321602
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780823284191
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12321602
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remote
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12321602
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Lives of the dead poets : Keats, Shelley, Coleridge, Karen Swann
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12321602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823284191
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12321602
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12321602
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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