Keats and Negative Capability.pdf

Keats and Negative Capability

Li Ou

Negative capability, the term John Keats used only once in a letter to his brothers, is a well-known but surprisingly unexplored concept in literary criticism and aesthetics. This book is the first book-length study of this central concept in seventy years. As well as clarifying the meaning of the term and giving an anatomy of its key components, the book gives a full account of the history of this idea.
It traces the narrative of how the phrase first became known and gradually gained currency, and explores its primary sources in earlier writers, principally Shakespeare and William Hazlitt, and its chief Modernist successors, W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot. Meanwhile, the term is also applied to Keatss own poetry, which manifests the evolution of the idea in Keatss poetic practice. Many of the comparative readings of the relevant texts, including King Lear, illuminate the interconnections between these major writers. The book is an original and significant piece of scholarship on this celebrated concept.

The phrase was coined by Keats in a letter to his brothers in December 1817 ( The Letters of John Keats, ed. H. E. Rollins, 1958, I, 193), shortly after he had ...

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