By Li Ou
Bargains a transparent research of this key notion in literary reviews and aesthetics, that is necessary to the examine of Romanticism and English poetic culture often. 'Negative capability', the time period John Keats used just once in a letter to his brothers, is a well known yet unusually unexplored inspiration in literary feedback and aesthetics. This e-book is the 1st book-length examine of this crucial idea in seventy years. in addition to clarifying the that means of the time period and giving an anatomy of its key parts, the booklet offers a whole account of the historical past of this concept. It strains the narrative of the way the word first turned identified and steadily won forex, and explores its basic assets in previous writers, mostly Shakespeare and William Hazlitt, and its leader Modernist successors, W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot. in the meantime, the time period is usually utilized to Keats' personal poetry, which manifests the evolution of the belief in Keats' poetic perform. the various comparative readings of the appropriate texts, together with "King Lear", light up the interconnections among those significant writers. The booklet is an unique and important piece of scholarship in this celebrated thought.
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Keats and Negative Capability (Continuum Liteary Studies) by Li Ou