Keatsian Criticism

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Re: byron

Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:38 am

Firstly, welcome jwash:D

jwash wrote:byron thought that keats's poetry was pornography; in keats's day, he and shelley were associated with leigh hunt and what was called the Cockney school, cockney as in petty low commoners.


Well I don;t think Byron thought Keats poetry actually was 'pornography' but he thought that Keats was 'friggin' his imagination' - i.e like his words were a form of literary masturbation.

Well that's how I read it anyway.
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Re: byron

Postby dks » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:38 pm

Saturn wrote:Firstly, welcome jwash:D

jwash wrote:byron thought that keats's poetry was pornography; in keats's day, he and shelley were associated with leigh hunt and what was called the Cockney school, cockney as in petty low commoners.


Well I don;t think Byron thought Keats poetry actually was 'pornography' but he thought that Keats was 'friggin' his imagination' - i.e like his words were a form of literary masturbation.

Well that's how I read it anyway.


Literary masturbation--now THAT'S Romantic! Blake would agree! :wink:
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