When George Keats departed London for Kentucky in 1818, John Keats was on the brink of his most productive literary period. George returned to London in late 1819 to settle their brother’s estate, departing for America again in January 1820. Within a week, John hemorrhaged, beginning the downward spiral that culminated with his 1821 tuberculosis death in Rome. The poet’s friends felt that George should have done more for John, despite his own struggles getting established in Louisville. Crutcher analyzes the controversy in George’s favor in his biography published by the University Press of Kentucky.
Lawrence M Crutcher, a long-standing Filson member, grew up in Louisville before attending Yale and Harvard Business School. He concluded a 25-year publishing career at Time Inc. as head of the Book-of-the-Month Club. He currently divides his time between Tucson, AZ and Watch Hill, RI.
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Thu, Aug 12, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM