IntroductionKeats's Coordinates

Type Chapter
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKeats's Places
EditorsRichard Marggraf Turley
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92243-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92242-3
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Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2018
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Abstract

In addition to situating this volume’s rubrics in recent theorised work on place, Richard Marggraf Turley addresses the common view that Keats’s apparent timelessness in some way bespeaks placelessness. His editor’s introduction corrects the idea of Keats as a writer somehow deracinated from the ground that, in fact, informed and shaped his poetic topographies. Marggraf Turley demonstrates that Keats not only drew on urban and suburban localities for his mythic landscapes, but also—and more dangerously for establishment critics—celebrated local ground such as Hampstead Heath and the pleasure gardens at Vauxhall