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Event Series Event Series: The Letters and Poems of John Keats

The Letters and Poems of John Keats

May 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

featuring Hilary Edwards Lithgow, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature


One of the greatest lyric poets of the English language

—The only things more miraculous than Keats’s careerhe began writing at the age of eighteen, and by the time he died, seven years later in 1821, he had produced a substantial number of the greatest poems in Englishare those poems themselves.—Everyman’s Library

—”Keats was a subversive, bawdy, complex cynic whose life and poetry were lived and created on the edge.”—Lucasta Miller, acclaimed Keats biographer

Keats’s letters are admired almost as much as his poetry and were described by T. S. Eliot as “certainly the most notable and most important ever written by any English poet.”Oxford Classics

While his writing is illuminated by his exaltation of the imagination and abounds with sensuous descriptions of nature’s beauty, it also explores profound philosophical questions.—Penguin Classics

—”In the faculty of naturalistic interpretation, in what we call natural magic, he ranks with Shakespeare.”—Matthew Arnold


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, May 23 and May 30

Cost: $40, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

This is a hybrid program held at Flyleaf Books. A very limited number of virtual seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

Register online  or call 919.962.1544


May 30, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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