Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

Bright Star Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne I have two luxuries to brood overyour Loveliness and the hour of my death Though John Keats died when he was just twenty five years old he left behind some of the most exquisite and moving

  • Title: Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
  • Author: John Keats Jane Campion
  • ISBN: 9780143117742
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • I have two luxuries to brood overyour Loveliness and the hour of my death Though John Keats 1795 1821 died when he was just twenty five years old, he left behind some of the most exquisite and moving poetry ever written.He also left an incredibly beautiful and tender collection of love letters, inspired by his great love for Fanny Brawne Although they knew each othI have two luxuries to brood overyour Loveliness and the hour of my death Though John Keats 1795 1821 died when he was just twenty five years old, he left behind some of the most exquisite and moving poetry ever written.He also left an incredibly beautiful and tender collection of love letters, inspired by his great love for Fanny Brawne Although they knew each other for just a few short years and spent a great deal of that time due to Keats worsening illness, which forced him to live abroad, Keats wrote again and again about Fanny his very last poem is called simply To Fanny and wrote love letters to her constantly She, in turn, would wear the ring he had given her until her death.This remarkable volume contains the love poems and correspondence composed by Keats in the heat of his passion, and is a dazzling display of a talent cruelly cut short.

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    1. John Keats Jane Campion

      John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from the periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats s poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain among the most popular poems in English literature Keats s letters, which expound on his aesthetic theory of negative capability , are among the most celebrated by any writer.The author s page.


    1. Let me have another opportunity of years before me and I will not die without being remember d pleads John Keats in one of the thirty seven surviving love letters he sent to his angel , Fanny Brawne It was some months before his partying to Italy, where he was sent following his doctor s advice as the last chance to survive a long, strenuous illness He was supposed to benefit from the milder winter there He would never return to England, dying in Rome at the premature age of twenty five and with [...]

    2. The movie is better than the book Much better.Normally, it is the book is better than the movie and a friend commented during our book club s Christmas party last month that this line should not be uttered any It is always the case especially for us readers However, in my mind, there are exceptions like Tolkien s LOTR and Mario Puzo s The Godfather And this book joins the two.Well, in fairness, the book is not a novel but just a compilation of letters that English romantic poet John Keats wrote [...]

    3. While I own the Penguin Classics edition of The Complete Poems of John Keats, this is a marvelous compilation of the beautiful letters that John Keats wrote to Fanny Brawne, the young woman that he fell head over heels in love with in the last years of his short life These letters provide such a beautiful window into the heart and soul of one of mankind s greatest poets Ms Jane Campion, the director of the recently released film about Keats s love affair with Fanny Brawne, has collected Keats s [...]

    4. Romantico, non sentimentaleSono lettere piene d a quelle di John Keats a Fanny Brawne Ben lontano dall essere sdolcinato, Keats ci mette il fuoco dentro E cos io, dopo aver invidiato Fanny Stevenson per l uomo che ha avuto, torno ad invidiare un altra Fanny, Fanny Brawne, per l uomo che non ha avuto, ma che sempre stato suo.youtu n9cgtWKI4TU

    5. I have to start saying that this book is not a novel but a compilation of letters that John Keats, the English romantic poet, wrote to her girlfriend Fanny Brawne during the last four years of his life It also has the poems that he composed during their relationship including the last one he wrote.It s absolutely romantic It makes me wonder what we have lost due to modern times and long for men who could write beautifully like Keats did for Brawne It s both touching and beautiful.If you are like [...]

    6. Very romantic s insane to think that there actually were men who wrote poetry like this to women at one time or another The first half of the book The letters to Fanny were both touching and beautiful The second half which were the best of his poems was wonderful as well, however I had to re read most of it and look up a lot of the words since it is written in old English The movie was very well done as well and Jane Champion gives a little intro in this book which helps to put things in perspec [...]

    7. L a giovaneC una specie di emotivit adolescenziale nelle parole di Keats, e c anche l egoismo oh, quanto umano del desiderio di possesso.Lettere d a lontane da qualsiasi clich Parole di fuoco che gridano o sussurrano un sentimento vero, forte, sincero, totalizzante.

    8. Qu raro puntuar la correspondencia privada de un poeta, pero la transcendencia de cualquier cosa escrita por Keats se demuestra en estas cartas La fuerza de sus ideas combinada con la belleza, claridad e intensidad con las que se expresa Hay p rrafos inolvidables para cualquier lector.Eso s , esta edici n es muy muy introductoria El pr logo de Jane Campion ofrece una breve presentaci n del personaje y da un par de apuntes sobre algunos de los temas y motivos de su pel cula que no hace falta que [...]

    9. Perfect and imperfect Proof that love never dies This is the most romantic love story I ve ever readd probably will ever read in my lifetime Romeo and Juliet, Elizabeth and Darcy,Tristan and Isolde, Barbie and Kenrs When Fanny was told of Keat s Death, the effect on her was terrible The Twenty year old cut her hair short and spent three years in widows black, roaming the paths on the Heath where she and Keats had walked together Is there another life There must be, we cannot be created for this [...]

    10. I picked this book after I saw the movie and I was absolutely stunned by the beauty, sincerity and poetry of these letters They are intense and heartbreaking I couldn t believe they were written 200 years agoI loved poems as well, although I wish there were .

    11. Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art Not in lone splendour hung aloft the nightAnd watching, with eternal lids apart,Like nature s patient, sleepless Eremite,The moving waters at their priestlike taskOf pure ablution round earth s human shores,Or gazing on the new soft fallen maskOf snow upon the mountains and the moors No yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,Pillow d upon my fair love s ripening breast,To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,Still, [...]

    12. I hate to admit it, but before I saw the film Bright Star in October of 2009, I knew next to nothing about John Keats I knew he was an english poet, and that he was mentioned in a Natasha Bedingfield song, but that was pretty much the extent of it I was entirely taken off guard when I saw this film, and began what has now, I think I can safely say, become a love affair with his life and poetry The letters in this volume are what strike me the most As I read them, I felt as if I were somehow intr [...]

    13. This is a companion book to the Jane Campion directed film Bright Star about John Keats and Fanny Brawne It is first a collection of letters written from Keats to Brawne and it ends with a selection of his poetry The letters are absolutely wonderful love letters beautiful, simple, captivating They are mostly written during the illness that would end his life, so of course they are poignant, but so they are simply beautiful love letters This volume truly shows the complete unity of the writer, th [...]

    14. Divided into two diverse parts between the love letters and the poems, this is Keats in love and inspired It is also poignantly a vision of Keats slowly fading and with the final letters he disappears from the world.Out of this devotion comes a portrait of Fanny Brawne, whose presence, rather than ghostly and ethereal, stands instead of looming as a kind of grounded substance and whose, so grounded, being contrasts strangely and almost unromantically with the lifted imagination of Keats.Of the [...]

    15. I feel like the poems and letters made a fairly visible and hard to watch hard to look away from transition between thoughtful and romantic to frantic, paranoid, obsessive and overwhelming Particularly the last two letters and two poems were almost begging fanny never to look or love anyone else and the very last poem seemed to me like he was saying he was going to haunt her from the grave God this was so captivating The poems are wonderful as always but the letters are the true gems, at the ver [...]

    16. John Keats is brilliant He is one of my top favorite romantic poets There s the full collection of the poems and the love letters to Fanny are absolutely remarkable Highly recommend this collection to those who enjoy good romantic poetry xo

    17. Vista la giornata grigia e piovosa di ieri, ho voluto stendermi sul divano con un libro e senza pensarci troppo la mia scelta ricaduta su questo, che avevo comprato mesi fa come auto regalo di compleanno L ho finito in giornata e ho letto le ultime due lettere prima di andare a dormire Forse non avrei dovuto Ho spento le luci e chiuso gli occhi con un peso sul cuore Mio caro, adorato John Keats la vita stata infame con te, in tutto I tuoi meriti come poeta non sono stati riconosciuti a dovere, n [...]

    18. I m going to review this before even reading it, because as a person who has had some interest in Keats for a while now, this isn t close to reflective of his relationship with Fanny The letters comprise approximately a third of the book, which is fine that s all we have But the other two thirds are poems that are supposed to be written about Fanny In most cases, this is blatantly not true We do not have enough information to determine how much or little these poems were influenced by Fanny Jane [...]

    19. Have you ever written a billet doux The lippy, ill and coronary young man, Keats, is the pure example of a champion that gets jealous, loves tenderly in rich sentimentality, and allows his words to be in frequency with his heart It is amazing how humans joggle the counter parts of loving someone, and earning a living in the extremities of reality Do you think it is possible to love truly, and live in reality earning a living It is difficult to be in love, and focus on something else When one fal [...]

    20. For myself I know not how to express my devotion to so fair a form I want a brighter word than bright, a fairer word than fair Bright and delicate may just be the two perfect words to describe this book With his bare words, Keats creates pictures that are so vividly beautiful and hurtful, that they cast an excruciatingly bright light over feelings such as love, desperation, jealousy, torment and desire As a glittering firework the words of Keats unfold with such a power and magnanimity that it i [...]

    21. I have to give this 5 stars because, well, it s Keats Except for a short introduction it s all Keats, his letters to Fanny Brawne and a selection of his poems Most of these letters are little than notes, short missives to his beloved Considering his health, which he often alluded to, she was probably lucky to receive as many as she did None of Fanny s letters to Keats is included since he was buried with many of them He does refer to her notes and how he treasures them though frankly I doubt th [...]

    22. Call me biased, but I have a hard time rating anything by Keats less than 5 stars I know not all of his poems are good, but I m very fond of him as a person so I m willing to overlook any shortcomings in his verses Also, this rating and review are only for the first portion of this book his letters to Fanny Brawne.It s a bit of an auspicious point in my life to be reading these letters The way he felt about Fanny and the suffering he went through because he did not think she felt as strongly as [...]

    23. Vorrei essere fra le tue braccia colmo di fiducia, o che un fulmine mi colpisse.Ogni volta che ho tra le mani le lettere o i diari di qualche scrittore mi sento un po come se stessi spiando dal buco della serratura la vita degli altri.Leggere le lettere, i sogni privati di qualcun altro una delle forme pi brutte di voyeurismo, per non se ne pu fare a meno Almeno per me, perch in questo modo riesco a farmi un idea pi concreta dell uomo o della donna dietro lo scrittore Ma potrei sbagliarmi.Del ca [...]

    24. I wasn t sure whether to write a review of his love letters and poems Like all love letters, they are meant as personal correspondences, private to the lovers themselves They are not meant for any outside audiences, and their content isn t for me to judge.Yet, as I read though some of the included poetry, I noticed that it coincided much with much of his own feelings written in his love letters Not surprising perhaps, that he would use some of his own experiences in his poetry.A number of them d [...]

    25. My dearest Fanny,The power of your benediction is of not so weak a nature as to pass from the ring in four and twenty hours it is like a sacred Chalice once consecrated and ever consecrate I shall Kiss your name and mine where your Lips have been Lips why should a poor prisoner as I am talk about such things Thank God, though I hold them the dearest pleasures in the universe, I have a consolation independent of them in the certainty of your affection I could write a song in the style of Tom Moor [...]

    26. Only picked this book up because I wanted to familiarize my self with poetry, as I will have to write a piece of poetry in one of my assessments this semester I watched the movie when it first came out and enjoyed it, but never read the letters it was based off of until now.Needless to say, I don t get poetry and it doesn t get me But good lord, it is beautiful Especially Keat s letters to Fanny In the past two decades of reading, I have never read anything so beautiful It makes you want to kis [...]

    27. I liked his letters than his poetry, but that s only because I don t have the stamina to last through his epic poems, such as The Eve of St Agnes Both his letters and poems are so full of love, albeit selfish love, but wholesome love nonetheless Keats loved with all his heart, he loved with a passion in his short life, and it shows in his words to and for Fanny It hardly matters that people in his time felt that he was not a man, to express his feelings and emotions so plainly his love was his [...]

    28. Without a doubt John Keats is the best romantic poet ever and my favorite too He did not just write his poems he had experienced each one What is painful is that he died without knowing what he s capable of.All his letters and poems are Simple and Heart touching I would recommend this book to all romance lovers A must read.

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