Petitions for Immortality : Scenes from the Life of John Keats by Robert Cooperman
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This biographical work takes an unorthodox approach to considering the dramatic life of renowned English poet John Keats. By focusing on miniature scenes from Keats's life and enlivening them with friends, family, and adversaries--as well as the poet himself--this work pushes the boundaries of traditional biography and fiction and arrives at vivid sketch of its subject. Particular attention is paid to Keats's brother's death as well as Keats's realization that he is from a family that is prone to tuberculosis.