About the BookThe book presents some of the unexplored facts about Keats’ poetry. Keats has been an important poet of romanticism. The poetic works of John Keats written within a very short span of his life have always baffled the readers and researchers. In fact, every great poet or for that matter every great man has his or her own source inspiration behind his or her success. In other words, every poet has his own private life but his privacy becomes public in the form of his poems.
The personal feelings and emotions of a poet are sure to find expression in his poetry. The same is true with the poet John Keats. His letters reveal that he had a tempestuous affair with Fanny Brawn, a young beautiful girl. It can be said that Fanny Brawn is the source of inspiration behind his work.
The erotic sensibility of John Keats as a poet is the guiding spirit behind all his works. He delights and luxuriates in all those objects which please the senses of the eye, the ear, the tongue, the nose and the touch. All his five senses were always awake and alert to receive impressions. He has been called a sensuous poet because in his poetry the sensuous appeal is most intense and all-pervading. But critics fail to perceive the fact that the soft silken touch of a lovely maiden, or the heaving breasts of a woman thrilled Keats as much as the soft petals of a newly blossomed flower. He reveled in the physical enjoyment of all sensory delights, and his poetry abounds in descriptions of all types of sensuous as well as sexual experiences. Keats’ poetry is marked by an impassioned sensuous contemplation of the concrete world, enjoyed in self-contained, timeless moments. In his poetry the moments become eternal.
The present book discusses in detail the poems of John Keats in order to bring out his erotic sensibility. It is an endeavour to study the hidden reality of Keats’ poetry.
It will be useful to the students and teachers of English literature and researchers in romantic poetry.About the Author/sDr. P.K. Singh is an Associate Professor of English in Sakaldiha P.G. College, Sakaldiha, Chandauli, affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, U.P. He has completed his higher education from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, Bihar. He has obtained the Governor’s Gold Medal for having stood first class first in M.A. (English) Exam. 1983 of Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya. Six students have already been awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision and six others are registered under him. He has successfully completed a Minor UGC Project on Mulk Raj Anand.
Dr. P.K. Singh is a man of literary taste. He is a member of All India English Teachers’ Association and Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. He has attended several national and international seminars organized by different universities and colleges of India and has been a resource person at some of the national seminars. He has contributed a large number of papers to literary journals. He is the Chief Editor of The Inside, an annual journal of international repute.