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John Keats and Dan Simmons

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:05 am
by LanvalsMaiden
I have just finished two books written by Dan Simmons. The first is entitled Hyperion and the second The Fall of Hyperion. I was curious if anyone had read these books and seen the extensie Keats references. Particularly in the second book?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:46 am
by Despondence
Sure....one would have to be rather blind to miss it! But you can't stop there, go ahead and read Endymion and The Rise of Endymion as well - you won't regret it ;)

There has not been any real discussion on Simmons Hyperion cantos on this forum, as far as I can remember, but it has been mentioned in several threads. Use the search engine and check out the old threads. There's a forum at Simmons website (http://www.dansimmons.com/forum.htm) where you'll find much more discussion on Hyperion, though much less on Keats :)

Ah....riight - read the other two books before you to this site!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:22 pm
by Simon
yes, in fact it was through reading the hyperion cantos that i became interested in keats. Its facsinating reading the books and recognising places/names/poems in the text. Does anyone know of any other books that use keats and his work in this way(or any other poets for that matter)?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:39 am
by Bobo W
yes, in fact it was through reading the hyperion cantos that i became interested in keats.



Same with me. Simmons is very good. When I finished reading "Rise of Endymion" I began searching for Keats... a little lasy search, though.