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Hrileena Ghosh
JOHN KEATS' MEDICAL NOTEBOOK: TEXT, CONTEXTS, AND POEMS
(Liverpool, 2020) xiv + 303 pp.
Reviewed by James Robert Allard on 2020-07-29
The sole remaining medical Notebook from Keats's time at Guy's Hospital (from October 1815 to March 1817) is familiar to many of us in Keats Studies, but it's not a text with which we often do anything.
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Jonathan Bate
RADICAL WORDSWORTH. THE POET WHO CHANGED THE WORLD.
(Yale, 2020) xxii + 586 pp.
Reviewed by Kenneth R. Johnston on 2020-07-20
Romantic Poetry
This book appears just in time for the 250th anniversary year of Wordsworth's birth (1770).
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Leanne Grech
OSCAR WILDE’S AESTHETIC EDUCATION: THE OXFORD CLASSICAL CURRICULUM
(Palgrave, 2019), xi + 273 pp.
Reviewed by Kimberly J. Stern on 2020-07-20
Leanne Grech proposes that Wilde's studies at Oxford launched his "conceptualization of aestheticism as an alternative style of education" (2).
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Nicola J. Watson
THE AUTHOR'S EFFECTS: ON WRITER'S HOUSE MUSEUMS
(Oxford, 2020) xii + 336 pp.
Reviewed by LuAnn McCracken Fletcher on 2020-07-09
Victorian Culture
Reading this book feels a lot like visiting a museum.
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Anne Toner
Jane Austen's Style: Narrative Economy and the Novel’s Growth
(Cambridge, 2020) xi + 210 pp.
Reviewed by Megan Quinn on 2020-07-09
Austen Studies
We often treat Jane Austen's narrative economy as a truth universally acknowledged.
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Karen Swann
LIVES OF THE DEAD POETS: KEATS, SHELLEY, COLERIDGE
(Fordham, 2019) 178 pp.
Reviewed by Jonathan Culler on 2020-07-08
Romantic Poetry
This book, Swann explains, "explores the insistence of biography in the reception histories of Keats, Shelley, and Coleridge, three British romantic poets who could be said to have shared a condition of premature arrest" (1).
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