Desert Island Discs: Andrew Motion on Keats

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Desert Island Discs: Andrew Motion on Keats

Postby Cath » Fri May 11, 2012 8:13 pm

Keats is discussed around the 27 min. mark in this Desert Island Discs with the Keats biographer Andrew Motion:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/e668165c#p00943h0

It was recorded in 1998, the year after Keats was published. Some rather tenuous parallels are drawn between Motion and Keats... I'd be interested to hear what you all think of Motion's poetry, if you've read any.

Sue Lawley talks of Keats dying "in 1820" and Motion doesn't correct her - tut, tut!
"Why should we be owls, when we can be Eagles?" (Keats to Reynolds, 3 February 1818)
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Re: Desert Island Discs: Andrew Motion on Keats

Postby Saturn » Sun May 13, 2012 7:06 am

Whoops, that's a bit of a clunker for a biographer.
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