The life of John Keats the man: his family, his friends, and his contemporaries.

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Postby MR2_Turbo » Mon Jan 13, 2003 1:33 am

Whats awards did he get for his poems and other things?
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Postby Endymion » Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:12 pm

MR2, I can't recall reading in Andrew Motion's biography that Keats ever got any award for his work while he was alive. Apart from a few close friends and his family nobody appreciated his work until after his death. Funnily enough, it was his brother George who promoted his work in America when there were only a handful of people in England who bought his books.

From what I remember his publishers even had trouble selling all of Endymion. Unbelieveable, isn't it?
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