‘Precision Instruments for Dreaming’: Anatomizing Keats in Pauline Stainer's The Wound-dresser's Dream

@inproceedings{John2016PrecisionIF,
  title={‘Precision Instruments for Dreaming’: Anatomizing Keats in Pauline Stainer's The Wound-dresser's Dream},
  author={Stefanie John},
  year={2016}
}
  • Stefanie John
  • Published 2016
  • Philosophy
  • This essay examines allusions to Keats in the collection The Wound-dresser's Dream (1996) by the contemporary British poet Pauline Stainer. Drawing on the Keatsian notion of dreaming as a metaphor for poetic creativity and responding to Keats as both poet and physician, Stainer explores the interface between sense experience and imagination. As dreams seem to encode hidden meanings, so Stainer's writing evokes the impression that the textual riddles of her poems symbolize greater truths – while… CONTINUE READING

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