Books: Portrait of the Artist

PORTRAITS OF KEATS (189 pp.)−Don-ald Parson−World ($ 10).

JOHN KEATS, THE LIVING YEAR (247 pp.)Robert Gitfings−Harvard University [$3.50]

Ah happy happy boughs! that cannot shed Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu; And, happy melodist, unwearied, For ever piping songs for ever new . . . −Ode on a Grecian Urn

John Keats died in 1821, aged 25. but the poems he left behind have kept readers and scholars piping happily ever since. So far in 1954, there have already been two new contributions to the long shelf of books about him, both...

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