‘don’t imagine it an a propos des bottes’: Keats, the Letter and the Poem

Howe, Anthony (2020) ‘don’t imagine it an a propos des bottes’: Keats, the Letter and the Poem. In: Romanticism & the Letter. Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 235-251. ISBN 9783030293093

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The way we typically organize a poet’s written legacy, in discrete, standard editions of poetry, (usually) letters and, where relevant, prose, enforces a generic framework that tends to conceal certain forms of writing, especially those with a hybrid character. This chapter is concerned with a particular hybrid form, the poem that is contained within, and is commented on by, one of a poet’s letters. Focussing on some of Keats’s poems that explicitly signal their connection to their surrounding epistolary prose, the chapter explores what we lose when we extract and collect poems out of letters.

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29310-9_15
30 January 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keats Letter Poem English Literature Romanticism
Subjects: CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-01 - English studies > CAH19-01-01 - English studies (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > School of English
Depositing User: Selina Schmidt
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2020 15:11
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:59
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9961

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