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Keats' Finales - Hyperion And The Eve Of Saint Mark (Paperback) Loot Price: R521 Discovery Miles 5 210
Keats' Finales - Hyperion And The Eve Of Saint Mark (Paperback): Candelent Price
Keats' Finales - Hyperion And The Eve Of Saint Mark (Paperback): Candelent Price

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KEATS FINALES HYPERION AND THE EVE OF SAINT -- CONTENTS INTRODUCTION . 9 BOOK 111 continued PAGE The Vision of Apollo and the Fall of Hyperion. Apollo gains the Sun, . 5 BOOK IV The Investiture of the Muses. The Sun Gods Prophecy . 35 BOOK V The Titanomachia . 54 BOOK V1 The Wanderings of the Moon . 84 BOOK V11 Hyperions Deposition and the Golden Age . . 101 THE EVE OF SAINT MARK. - 133 EPILOGUE . 157 INTRODUCTION To Keats, . . . whose free soul stood, Up to the chin in the Pierian flood. Hero and Leander. THE author of these Finales is not unaware how much excuse it is necessary to offer to the public for any attempt to complete Keats. Such he had to make to himself before the work was begun. Shelleys caution in the Preface of his Prometheus Unboztnd reAinded him of the high comparison such an attempt would challenge and if the stringing of the bow of Ulysses was not to be undertaken without misgiving and doubt, it was yet not without the conjecture as to whether a mark might not be hit which no man yet has struck. The objections will come mainly from the sentimentalist and the hyper-critic. The first will find many good reasons doubtless, but the superscription of the poem will predetermine the others judgment. Both these classes belong in general to an older school there is a younger generation of men to whom the facts of Keats life are as remote almost as the age of Shakespeare, and to this freed class the author looks and belongs, reverential to the poets memory on this side idolatry, but endeavouring to retain that sense of coldness and abstraction so necessary in the right pursuit of any art. This is perhaps the first essay to complete these splendid fragments, but by no meansthe first Finales made to unfinished works. Illustrious precedent can be claimed, in Chapman conclud- ing Marlowes incomparable Hero and Leander, Spenser accomplishing Chaucers story left half told, and the Shakespearean dramatists too fre- quently revising and recasting each others plays. To go much further back, there was an ancient poet of Smyrna of repute who composed Con- tinuations to Homer. These examples are sufficient to prove that it cannot be disrespectful or profane to try to com- plete Keats fragments. That it is wise or even safe may be questioned, but at least the pioneer is in good company. In conclusion, Keats own words can be cited. Speaking of the story of the imagined death of Ulysses, as related by Dante, he said that he would receive as authentic anything told in addition or continuation of an ancient tale, and would be glad to have more news of Ulysses than looked for- Me digno a cib, io ne altri l crede. That the continuer of the Fall of Hyperion is not Dante, doubtless alters the situation, but the noble words can be extended, and for this charitable extension the author asks. The enthusiastic reception given by the discern- ing public to recent publications concerning Keats made hopeful indications to the author that a fair hearing may be accorded his own work and if there are any interested to-day in the Wars of the Gods and the Giants, and can endure a fresh hand on a great theme, for them this book is written and to them this preface specially addressed. These Finales, as here given, were written and publication started in 1914. Since then the number of books has been added to and the poem differently arranged. The intervening books will be put before thepublic later, should the reception of these warrant it...


Imprint: Read Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2007
First published: October 2007
Authors: Candelent Price
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-4086-0813-5
Barcode: 9781408608135
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies > General
LSN: 1-4086-0813-8

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