Keats Critics

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Stuart Gerry Brown. (Mutability)
"The union of joy and pain is the fundamental fact of human experience that Keats has observed and accepted as true."
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Cleanth Brooks (Imagination vs skepticism)
"The world of imagination offers a release from the painful world of actuality, yet at the same time it renders the world of actuality more painful by contrast."
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Douglas B. Wilson (Imagination vs Skepticism)
"Keats uses the dream to reveal the Dionysian jeopardy of imagination."
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Harold Bloom (Poetry)
Keats is "the one most able to grasp individuality and reality of selves totally distinct from his own."
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Danial Watkins 1989 (politics)
Keats' poetry is "From the beginning haunted by politic"
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Jack Stillinger "keats' character)
"we find Keats' characteristic presentation of all experience as a tangle of inseparable but irreconcilable opposites. He finds melancholy in delight and pleasure in pain."
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Stuart Sperry (Romantic escapism)
" ' Ode to a Nightingale' is the supreme expression in all Keats' poetry of the impulse to imaginative escape that flies in the face of knowledge of human suffering."
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Andrew Motion (Mutability/Poetry)
The "notion of poetry as a 'movement' from personal consciousness to an awareness of human suffering, Keats perfectly illustrates"
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George Homans (Women)
"keats suffered from a sort of Napoleon Complex, an insistence on his own masculine authority...by objectifying and subordinating figures of women in his poems, he strikes back at what he perceives to be real women's dominance."
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K. Sharkley (Mythology)
"It is the ability to recreate these (medieval and ancient Greece and Rome) eras in lovely language, clothed with gorgeous and sensuous trappings, that makes Keats one of the best-loved poets"
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K. Sharkley (Mythology)
The Eve of St. Agnes criticism: "One long sensuous utterance" "a mere fairy-tale romance, unhappily short on meaning"
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