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Keats at Guy’s Hospital: Moments, Meetings, Choices and Poems

  • Hrileena Ghosh
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Abstract

Hrileena Ghosh examines another of the buildings instrumental in bringing together, and bridging, aspects of Keats’s life. Keats was enrolled at the united teaching hospitals of Guy’s and St Thomas’s, Southwark, from October 1815 to March 1817. While much is known about the literary circles he moved in during this period—from the Mathew Circle in 1815 to his introduction into the Hunt Circle in 1816—relatively little is known of the medical milieu in which he lived and worked. Hrileena Ghosh’s chapter explores that aspect of his social life during this period in winding Southwark and traces its influence in Keats’s mature poetry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hrileena Ghosh
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  1. 1.School of Cultural Texts and RecordsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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