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" This is a mere matter of the moment : I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death. Even as a matter of present interest, the attempt to crush me in The Quarterly has only brought me more into notice, and it is a common expression among bookmen,... "
Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine). - Page 268
1852
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Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams

Mark Ford, Professor of English Mark Ford - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 312 pages
...John Ashbery It is unlikely that Raymond Roussel ever read John Keats's more-than-accurate prediction: 'I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death.' Yet in his book Comment j'ai écrit certains de mes livres, published in 1935, two years after his...
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Desire and Excess: The Nineteenth-century Culture of Art

Jonah Siegel - Art - 2000 - 352 pages
...cultural complex that so preoccupied him, Keats's most characteristic prediction resonates strongly. "I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death," he writes (163); it is a location with an almost material presence in his thought. "A PERFECT TREASURE...
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The Cambridge Companion to Keats

Susan J. Wolfson - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 272 pages
...made on me in Blackwood's magazine and the Quarterly Review . . . [are] a mere matter of the moment - I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death" to George and Georgiana Keats, 14 October 1818 (1.393-94) "As to the poetical Character itself, (I...
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Selected Letters

John Keats - Literary Collections - 2002 - 435 pages
...Reynolds — I do not know who wrote those in the Chronicle — This is a mere matter of the moment — I think I shall be among the English Poets after my...more into notice and it is a common expression among book men "I wonder the Quarterly should cut its own throat.'* It does me not the least harm in Society...
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Selected Prose

John Ashbery - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 326 pages
...of Dreams It is unlikely that Raymond Roussel ever read John Keats's morethan-accurate prediction: "I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death." Yet in his posthumous book Comment j'ai écrit certains de mes livres, published in 1935, two years...
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Selected Letters of John Keats: Revised Edition

John Keats - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 576 pages
...Milton and the Grecian Urn the "friendfs] of man." Nor is it accidental that his famous prediction — "I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death" — pivots on the word among, as if immortality were a congenial gathering of geniuses rather than...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all. Letter to John Taylor, 27 Feb. 1818 11 Speech in House of Commons, 2 Mar. 1741 2 The poorest man Letter to George and Georgiana Keats, 14 Oct. 1818 12 Call the world if you please "The vale of soulmaking."...
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In a Cardboard Belt!: Essays Personal, Literary, and Savage

Joseph Epstein - Literary Collections - 2007 - 410 pages
...continue?" He could not know, of course, but in another sense his posthumous life would go on forever. "I think I shall be among the English poets after my death," he wrote in 1818 to his brother and sister-in-law in America. And so today John Keats is, not merely...
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The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Thomas F. Bonnell - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 408 pages
...carefully marked up a copy of Bell's Spenser, such editions even began to define poetic aspiration. 'I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death', he predicted in October 1818, solacing himself upon the poor reception of Endymion; multi-volume collections...
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Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography

Stanley Plumly - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 392 pages
...damaging, of the Endymion reviews had appeared, that the bad notices are "a mere matter of the moment — I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death," he is expressing faith; it is to say that Keats believed not only that the epic, or long, long poem,...
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