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Postby fleshyniteshade » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:25 pm

Fanny Brawne Letters to Fanny Keats,

It will be a joy to read. Post anything interesting I shall!
"aye, my envious dreams do shyly express thy tenderous lips fairly laced with sensous honey and I like aroused virgins dwell upon such dining"
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Postby Malia » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:29 pm

Very cool! I have a copy of those letters, myself, and it is refreshing to get to know Fanny Brawne in her *own* words rather than just through Keats's often tortured image of her.

If you are interested (and I hope you are!) maybe you could post an audio recording of you reading one of the letters. We've got a thread started where people can upload links to their audiofiles. If not a letter from Fanny B. than maybe one of Keats's poems or letters? It would be great to hear some more interpretations.

In any case, I'd love to hear what you think of Fanny B's letters, themselves. I think she was certainly more self-possessed than Keats was (probably more reserved than Keats was). Thus, I'd say they probably balanced eachother out pretty well in temperment.
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:29 am

Interesting stuff :shock:
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