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Author Najarian, James, 1965-

Title Victorian Keats : manliness, sexuality, and desire / James Najarian.

Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  821.7 N14    Check Shelf
Description x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index.
Summary "In Victorian Keats: Manliness, Sexuality, and Desire, James Najarian shows how the life and work of John Keats influenced nineteenth-century writers' beliefs and fantasies about sexuality and its relationship to poetry. Keats was lambasted by critics throughout the nineteenth century for his sensuousness and his 'effeminacy.' The Victorians simultaneously identified with, imitated, and distrusted the 'unmanly' poet. Writers came to terms with Keats's work by creating out of the 'effeminate' poet a sexual and literary ally. Victorian Keats argues that Keats's poetry helped create the language of nineteenth-century sexuality, and the ways that men conceived their desires."--Jacket.
Contents 1. Keats's "Posthumous Life": Corpus and Body -- 2. Keats, Sexuality, and Tennyson's Reticence -- 3. Keats and Arnold's Dandyism -- 4. Keats, Hopkins, and the Landscapes of Desire -- 5. Keats, Symonds, and a Language for Desire -- 6. Keats and Pater's Eroticism -- 7. Keats, Wilfred Owen, and a Tradition of Desire -- App. I. Lord Alfred Douglas, "Two Loves" -- App. II. John Addington Symonds, "The Genius of the Vatican."
Subject Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- 19th century.
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Appreciation -- Great Britain.
Criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Influence.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Masculinity in literature.
Desire in literature.
Sex in literature.
Men in literature.
ISBN 0333985834
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