JOHN KEATS (1795 - 1821)

"Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a Soul?" (Keats, )





  • Anthologies:

    • Selected Letters of Keats.  Ed. Grant F. Scott.  2002.

    • The Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats.  Ed. Edward Hirsch.  2001.

    • The Complete Poems of John Keats.  1994.

    • Selected Poems.  1993.

    • Complete Poems,  Ed. Jack Stillinger.  1982.

    • Letters of John Keats: A New Selection.  Ed. Robert Gittings.  1970. 

    • The Letters of John Keats.  2 Vols.  Ed. Hyder Edward Rollins.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1958. 

    • Letters.  Ed. H. B. Forman.  Rev. Ed. 1952.

    • Complete Works.  5 Vols.  Ed. H. B. Forman.   1900-1901.

    • Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems.  1820.

    • Poems.  1817.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Hyperion.  1819.

    • Endymion: a Poetic Romance.  1818.

    • Letters.  1817-1818.

      • "Four Letters."  Criticism: the Major Statements.  New York: St. Martin's, 1980.

      •  3rd Ed. edited by Charles Kaplan and William Anderson, 1991.  300-308.
      • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.  493-494.




  • Anthologies:

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Abrams, M. H.  "Varieties of Romantic Theory: Shelley, Hazlitt, Keble, and Others."  The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition.  Oxford: OUP, 1957.  125-155.

      • "Longinus, Hazlitt, Keats and the Criterion of Intensity."  132-138.

    • Allott, Kenneth.  "The ‘Ode to Psyche.'"  Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser. 

    • Bate, Walter Jackson.  John Keats.  1963.

    • Bate, Walter Jackson.  Negative Capability.  1939.

    • Brooks, Cleanth.  "Keats’s Sylvan Historian."  The Well-Wrought Urn.  Rpt. in Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser.

    • Bush, Douglas.  John Keats.  1966.

    • Caldwell, J. R.  John Keats' Fancy.  1945.

    • Davenport, Arnold.  "A Note on Autumn."  English Romantic Poets.  Ed. M. H. Abrams. 

    • Empson, William.  "The Ambiguity of ‘Melancholy.'"  Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser. 

    • Ende, Stuart.  Keats and the Sublime.  1976.

    • Evert, Walter.  Aesthetics and Myth in the Poetry of Keats.  1965.

    • Finney, C. L.  The Evolution of Keats' Poetry.  1936.

    • Fogle, Richard.  "A Note on Ode to a Nightingale."  English Romantic Poets.  Ed. M. H. Abrams. 

    • Fraser, G. S.  Keats's Odes

    • Garrod, H. W.  "The Close Connection of Thought in the Spring Odes."  Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser. 

    • Harland, Richard.  "Some British Themes (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley)."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  74-77.

    • Hill, J. S., ed.  Keats: Narrative Poems

    • Holloway, John.  "The Odes of Keats."  Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser. 

    • Lee, Debbie.  "African Embraces: Voodoo and Possession in Keats' Lamia."  Slavery and the Romantic Imagination.  Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2002.  123-141.
    • Levinson, Marjorie.  Keats' Life of Allegory.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1988.

    • Mellor, Anne K.  "Keats and the Vale of Soul-Making."  English Romantic Irony
    • .  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1980.  77-108.
    • Muir, Kenneth.  "The Meaning of the Odes."  Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser. 

    • Pyle, Forest.  "Keats: the Materialism of Poetic Resistance."  The Ideology of Imagination: Subject and Society in the Discourse of Romanticism.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1995.  129-146.
    • Ridley, M. R.  "The Odes and the Sonnet Form."  Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser. 

    • Sharp, Ronald.  Keats, Skepticism and the Religion of Beauty.  1979.

    • Sperry, Stuart M.  Keats the Poet.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1973.  [see especially “Romantic Irony: the Great Odes of Spring”]

    • Thorpe, C. D.  The Mind of John Keats.  New York: , 1926.

    • Tate, Allen.  "A Reading of Keats."  Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser. 

    • Unger, Leonard.  "Keats and the Music of Autumn."  Keats: Odes.  Ed. G. S. Fraser. 

    • Vendler, Helen.  The Odes of John Keats.  1983.

    • Waldoff, Leon.  "Imagination and Growth in the Great Odes."  Romanticism: a Critical Reader.  Ed. Duncan Wu. 

    • Wasserman, Earl.  The Finer Tone: Keats' Major Poems.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1953.




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