Hello, fellow Keatsians!
I just purchased an interesting (sounding) book from Barnes and Noble. It's entitled Lost Keats
by Terence Faherty (copyright date is 1993). The B and N's blurb says:
"A man with more questions than answers, Owen Keane, has one foot in the priesthood, the other in detective novels -- a trait that finds him
questioning his own vocation. So when a fellow seminarian disappears, Owen sees it as a chance to unravel a mystery, and perhaps his own
inner struggles. A man with questions more than answers, Owen Keane finds a chance to unravel this mystery. But it's not until he meets a
descendant of the English poet (I wonder who that
is?), John Keats
, that scattered clues fall into place -- and at the centre is a missing sonnet
Sounds interesting, doesn't it. (All parenthetical comments, underscoring, and bold-faced type are mine.) I can't wait until it comes and can get started reading. I'll keep y'all informed (for those grammarians on the forum, I apologize for my dialect; it just seems to come naturally; although I certainly wouldn't let my students use it in their formal writing!).
"Speaking" of novels with Keats (or Keats-based) characters, as anyone had a chance to read Peter Ackroyd's The Case Book of Victor Frankenstein
? I mentioned it on another thread a while back. A movie is supposed to be in the works, but that's all I know about that now.
Hit a site about Whishaw (ah! "forever young," forever Keats [my apologies to The POET] in his Richard the Second
role (for BBC TV). Great Mother Goddess, he sure looks good (which he does anyway, even though he's young enough to be my son!!, but like I'd stand a chance anyway