ABSTRACT. The following is Section II of a story of Hart Crane (Section I, previous issue) and John Keats (this issue), in which we focus on the dramatic aspects surrounding the works and the lives, with special reference to the letters. Section II explores in full detail the following with respect to Keats: mercury poisoning, possible saturnism, possible venereal disease, alcohol and opium abuse, depression, tuberculosis (Section I analyzed the following with respect to Hart Crane: depression, alcohol abuse, suicide). For full abstract, see previous issue. pp. 155–230

Keywords: letter correspondence; poet for poets; suicide; depression; farewell note; medical history; fourth dimension; Lethe mystique; the “Minx”; substance abuse; higher consciousness

Mihai A. Stroe
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University of Bucharest

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