Realms of Gold by John Keats audiobook

Realms of Gold

By John Keats
Read by Samuel West , with  Matthew Marsh

Naxos

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/17/2019

    ISBN: 9781094014395

  • Available on 12/17/2019

    ISBN: 9781094014388

  • Available on 12/17/2019

    ISBN: 9781094014401

Runtime: 2.62 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The letters of John Keats written between 1816 and 1821 are passionate, revealing, and sensitive. Furthermore, it was within the context of these letters that many of the poems first appeared.

Perry Keenlyside has selected some of the most revealing of Keats’ letters to reveal the state of mind and attitudes of one of the most loved poets in the English language.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The sensibility of John Keats to his imminent death lends a tragic intensity to this selection of letters and poems. This is enhanced by the fine performance of Samuel West, whose rich, young voice embodies the passion and precision so characteristic of the poet’s brilliant and questing mind. The occasional commentary by Matthew Marsh is in deep, slow contrast to West’s readings. Like other Naxos recordings, the piano interludes—in this case, a selection of Mendelssohn’s piano works and his ‘Songs without Words’—allow the listener reflective moments to digest the material. The whole is thoughtful and conducive to fully appreciating Keats’s lyricism.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: John Keats

Author Bio: John Keats

John Keats (1795–1821) was an English romantic poet. Along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, he was one of the key figures in the second generation of the romantic movement, despite the fact that his work had been in publication for only four years before his death. During his life, his poems were not generally well received by critics; however, after his death, his reputation grew to the extent that by the end of the nineteenth century he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He has had a significant influence on a diverse range of later poets and writers. His poetry is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popularly read and analyzed.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 2.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English