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Bright star, green light : the beautiful works and damned lives of John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald / Jonathan Bate.

Author/creator Bate, Jonathan author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven : Yale University Press, 2021.
Copyright Notice ©2021
Descriptionxiv, 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The Parallel -- 2. `Green Felicity' -- 3. `In The Realms Of Gold' -- 4. `Some Stir Of Heart' -- 5. `Double-Lived In Regions New' -- 6. `Certain Ethereal Chemicals' -- 7. The Beautiful Woman Without Mercy -- 8. `Negative Capability' -- 9. `Visions Of Delight' -- 10. `Or If Thy Mistress Some Rich Anger Shows' -- 11. `Shall I Give You Miss Brawn?' -- 12. `All Breathing Human Passion Far Above' -- 13. `While He From Forth The Closet Brought A Heap' -- 14. `Where Are The Songs Of Spring?' -- 15. `A Beaker Full Of The Warm South' -- 16. Tender Is The Night -- 17. `Bright Star' -- 18. `Stahr: A Romance' -- 19. `I Eternally See Her Figure Eternally Vanishing' -- 20. The Record.
Abstract "In this radiant dual biography, Jonathan Bate explores the fascinating parallel lives of John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald, writers who worked separately--on different continents, a century apart, in distinct genres--but whose lives uncannily echoed. Not only was Fitzgerald profoundly influenced by Keats, titling Tender is the Night and other works from the poet's lines, but the two shared similar fates: both died young, loved to drink, were plagued by tuberculosis, were haunted by their first love, and wrote into a new decade of release, experimentation, and decadence. Both were outsiders and Romantics, longing for the past as they sped blazingly into the future. Using Plutarch's ancient model of "parallel lives," Jonathan Bate recasts the inspired lives of two of the greatest and best known Romantic writers. Commemorating both the bicentenary of Keats' death and the centenary of the Roaring Twenties, this is a moving exploration of literary influence."--Publisher's description.
General note"First published in 2021 in the United States by Yale University Press and in Great Britain by William Collins"--Title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9780300256574 hardcover
ISBN0300256574 hardcover

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