Darkling I Listen: The Last Days and Death of John Keats

Darkling I Listen: The Last Days and Death of John Keats By John Evangelist Walsh, Darkling I Listen The Last Days and Death of John Keats On October John Keats set foot in Rome for what he hoped would be a swift convalescence that would return him to his normally energetic pace of writing Exactly one hundred days later he suc
  • Title: Darkling I Listen: The Last Days and Death of John Keats
  • Author: John Evangelist Walsh
  • ISBN: 9780312222550
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Darkling I Listen: The Last Days and Death of John Keats By John Evangelist Walsh, On October 21, 1820, John Keats set foot in Rome for what he hoped would be a swift convalescence that would return him to his normally energetic pace of writing Exactly one hundred days later, he succumbed to consumption, dead at the age of twenty five This charming, elegiac, and detailed book brings to light the last days of his life, describing what he experienced inOn October 21, 1820, John Keats set foot in Rome for what he hoped would be a swift convalescence that would return him to his normally energetic pace of writing Exactly one hundred days later, he succumbed to consumption, dead at the age of twenty five This charming, elegiac, and detailed book brings to light the last days of his life, describing what he experienced in his room overlooking the quaint Piazza di Spagna and his tragically unrealized ambitions for the future Keats famous love affair with the young Fanny Brawne has long fascinated biographers, but Walsh shows for the first time how complex their relationship was, and how the events at the end of Keats life illuminate the whole of their affair He also discusses Keats views on religion and the exact nature of the illness that killed him This book is a must read for those interested in Keats, and will delight anyone who follows Walsh s curiosity into the life and death of a gifted and tragic poet.
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      John Evangelist Walsh was an American author, biographer, editor, historian and journalist He was best known for leading a team of 7 editors tasked with creating a condensed version of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

    833 thoughts on “Darkling I Listen: The Last Days and Death of John Keats”

    1. I have always loved Keats poetry, and Walsh s touching portrayal of his last days made the man s suffering come to life in a way I d never known before, even though I taught Keats poetry for 31 years as an English teacher Walsh has meticulous notes at the back of his book, but his style of writing reads so powerfully it s as if I were in the room with poor Joseph Severn, the man who accompanied Keats to Rome and never left his side until the ordeal was over Keats died at 25 years old of consumpt [...]


    2. I think I ve reached a point where I m bored by straight forward bios, especially when the figures in question have been as thoroughly analyzed as the Romantics have So I found this bio, which focuses only on events during the last years of Keats life and assumes prior knowledge of the poet, to be extremely interesting It is so focused on this limited subject and so wonderfully detailed that it does not simply rehash was has been stated in previous biographies there is actually some new informat [...]


    3. Fascinating little book about the last 100 days of John Keats life.I was surprised by the depth of his love for Fanny Brawne, his letters to her sound similar to Cathy and Heathcliff s dialogue in Wuthering Heights.The real hero of the book is Joseph Severn, an artist who accompanied Keats to Rome, but who barely knew him He sacrificed months of his life to nurse Keats, and could have become infected himself In a strange twist of good karma, his career is helped by influential noble friends of K [...]


    4. The author claims to address three topics with regards to Keats in this book 1 the nature of his relationship with Fanny Brawne, 2 his attitude towards religion while he was dying, and 3 the nature and specifics of his illness The second and third topics I felt were mostly glossed over, but the author s interpretation of Keats relationship with Fanny was spot on in my opinion I very much enjoyed this book, despite its flaws.




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