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The hyperion cantos

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:42 am
by Toshimo
just wondering havent checked this site fully myself but i thought it might interest people to learn thet a science fiction set of novels by the acclaimed Dan simmons are heavily influenced by keats and he is actually one of the characters of the novels. it was these novels that initially led me to look up keats in my local library some years ago and now he is my own muse. i have writen a number of modest poems about keats and his works and i cant praise him enough. it was most fun reading about his exploits in the far distant future of the hyperion cantos. Check it out dudes :D

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:10 pm
by Credo Buffa
I read these a few years back, mainly because I read that Keats plays a role. . . granted, it's a pretty bizarre role ;) , but I like how the book makes the point that we are able to know so much about him through his letters that we really can have a pretty complete construction of the person he was.

Re: The hyperion cantos

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:46 am
by Despondence
Toshimo wrote: a science fiction set of novels by the acclaimed Dan simmons are heavily influenced by keats and he is actually one of the characters of the novels.

Really? And who would that be? I always thought of Keats figuring in that fiction as everyone and none...the space between the stars, the glue between the atoms - the only real poet in there is the Silenus, and he's probably as far removed from Keats as you can get! :D

True true

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:46 pm
by Toshimo
True enough ill grant you. Martin is great though arguably my favourite character even though he features less in the final two books :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:24 am
by Despondence
Oh yeah, definitely my favorite character. The satyre in me can really identify with this guy :D

Swinburne

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:20 am
by Toshimo
Oddly enough he reminded me of The Pre Raphelite poet Swinburne who was just as outrageuos and flippant in his real life and cant help but think simmons got his inspiration from there but then again mabye not. :shock:

Sorry bout the waffle

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:59 am
by Toshimo
Sorry that might have sounded like pretentious drivel but i just had a college lecture on swinburne that day and lacked anybody but yee to talk about it to since none of my friends are interested in poetry. His (swinburne) poetry is on the same vein as browning if those of you are interested in the more morbid and psycological side of our beloved poetry. ie: its not all about love. ok said my peace . The "lurker" returns to the shadow. :D