This study offers an approachable reassessment of Keats' writing with particular emphasis on gender identity and sexuality. John Whale locates Keats' poetry and letters in his contemporary friendship groupings and forms of masculinity. Whale addresses all the major poems, gives due prominence to the letters, and provides a case for understanding the role played by many lesser known poems, thereby offering a new understanding of Keats' exploration of poetry, love and desire.
Publication date: 2004-11
Number of pages: 208