Discussion on the works of John Keats.

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Postby Herstmonceux » Mon Mar 24, 2003 11:23 am

Hi, I'm interested in Hyperion, but don't have the patience to read it right now. Can someone give me the distilled version and their take on it? The more opinions the better. I promise to read it when I get a chance.
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Postby SHRIKE the pain god » Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:17 pm

Just read the f*****g book, it's the greatest book ever!!! :evil: :twisted: :twisted: :evil:
SHRIKE the pain god

Postby Endymion » Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:08 pm

Hyperion the science fiction work is an interesting take on Hyperion, the poem by Keats, as that is the basis for the story. It's great how Simmons interweaves the subject of Keats' Hyperion into his story.

But I think, Herstmonceux, Keats' poem is difficult to read: I don't think I got much farther than Book I. It's funny how Keats takes the idea of Titans vs New Gods and interprets it in a way that illustrates his political ideals - you can find good commentary of this in Andrew Motion's biography (and probably in the biographical context section on this website too).

Just like Simmons has taken this poem and surpassed it by taking in other ideas and intertwining them, you may be better off reading more digestible works by Keats - they will enhance your experience of Hyperion the novel, and its sequels and open doors to other interests; Reading the Simmons novel for me was only the start of an affinity for Keats and many other (perhaps more scholary!) subjects.
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D. Simmons' books

Postby noname » Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:53 pm

I've all the books and they have brought me much farthest
vision of the world and universe we live in. They worth reading.
They just worth it.

Postby Unknown » Wed Sep 03, 2003 1:18 pm

uumm, yeah, what noname said, reading the book will not only be engrossing but relevatory as it puts the meaning of keat's peotry and their themes into a simple story, well, kinda simple story. plus its a cool book

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