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Keats on the Joy of Singledom and How Solitude Opens Our Creative Channels to Truth and Beauty
Keats on the Joy of Singledom and How Solitude Opens Our Creative Channels to Truth and Beauty

“The roaring of the wind is my wife and the Stars through the window pane are my Children… I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand worlds.”

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The Mansion of Many Apartments: John Keats’s Metaphor for Life
The Mansion of Many Apartments: John Keats’s Metaphor for Life

“An extensive knowledge is needful to thinking people — it takes away the heat and fever.”

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Reads John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”
F. Scott Fitzgerald Reads John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”

“Was it a vision, or a waking dream? Fled is that music: — Do I wake or sleep?”

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The Art of “Negative Capability”: Keats on Embracing Uncertainty and Celebrating the Mysterious
The Art of “Negative Capability”: Keats on Embracing Uncertainty and Celebrating the Mysterious

On the art of remaining in doubt “without any irritable reaching after fact & reason.”

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