Novel about William Hazlitt

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Novel about William Hazlitt

Postby Raphael » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:29 pm

The Cure for Love by Jonathan Bate. Has anyone read it?
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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Re: Novel about William Hazlitt

Postby Cath » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:30 pm

Never heard of it, to be honest. Did you read it in the end? I'd be curious to know because I just finished Jon Cook's non-fiction book Hazlitt in Love.

Hazlitt's infatuation with his landlady's daughter was maddening, I have to admit! Irrespective of how often she communicated the absence of her affection for him, he kept on practically stalking her. He even got his friend Patmore (the father of Coventry Patmore) to spy on her and tempt her into an encounter :roll: . God damn it, she's not interested, boy! Shame that Cook didn't add any more psychological insight to his portrait; I would have been interested to learn more about what motivated Hazlitt's behaviour and emotions. (Keats was, alas, hardly mentioned.)

Has anyone read Wu's or Grayling's biography of Hazlitt?
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