Thursday, October 18, 2007

Episode Seventy-five: Isn't it Romantic

Today I chat with Madame Professor Elizabeth Klett about Romantic Poetry (that's capital R, not romantic--ain't nothing lovey-dovey about our poems today).


You'll hear from Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats. Not bad for a night's work, eh?


Many thanks to Sandra who sent me the box of Autumn leaves. You have no idea how much that meant to me.

You can see more of my SOAR times at my other blog too.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, poo, Heather, now I'll have that song going around in my head all night! Ah, Bogie...Audrey...William Holden..."isn't it romantic? da dadadum da dum, da dum, da dum; isn't it romantic?..."

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  2. Okay, repeat offender - but as I was catching up on back issues of the podcast, and you were doing your first one in Tucson in a super-loud Starbucks, guess what was playing in the background? "Isn't It Romantic?" Dude.

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  3. You mentioned it. Best poem ever. (Okay my favourite anyway..) "She walks in beauty' {sigh} its wonderful.

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  4. Elizabeth was a GREAT reader, I wish she had read the Keats and Shelley too. Somehow the Aussie guy was a little overdramatic, and the other lady sounded a little too Texan or something to me for Shelley...

    I recently read this review
    http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2007/08/27/070827crbo_books_kirsch
    of a new bio of Shelley. He makes some very good points about how his very high-mindedness led him to be so callous to his first wife. It was very interesting to think about this article while listening to you guys discuss Shelley.

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