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Keats, Hunt and the Aesthetics of Pleasure


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ayumi Mizukoshi
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ayumi Mizukoshi
    Pages 10-38
  4. Ayumi Mizukoshi
    Pages 39-70
  5. Ayumi Mizukoshi
    Pages 71-103
  6. Ayumi Mizukoshi
    Pages 104-130
  7. Ayumi Mizukoshi
    Pages 131-147
  8. Ayumi Mizukoshi
    Pages 148-179
  9. Ayumi Mizukoshi
    Pages 180-183
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 184-228

About this book


This book tackles the age-old interpretative problem of 'pleasure' in Keat's poetry by placing him in the context of the liberal, leisured and luxurious culture of Hunt's circle. Challenging the standard narrative which attribute Keat's astonishing poetic development to his separation from Hunt, the author cogently argues that Keats, profoundly imbued with Hunt's bourgeois ethic and aesthetic, remained a poet of sensuous pleasure through to the end of his short career.


aesthetics Classicism John Keats poem poet poetry

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Teikyo Heisei UniversityJapan

About the authors

AYUMI MIZUKOSHI is a Lecturer at Teikyo Heisei University, Japan. She obtained her doctorate in English Literature from the University of Oxford, and her research interests include aesthetics and Romantic literature.

Bibliographic information


'This book generously and fearlessly places Keat's work back into the context of literature and in the haunts of pleasure.' - James Najarian, European Romantic Review