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Nicholas Bellinson, "The Sides of Keats's Urn"

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How many sides does Keats's Grecian urn have? What are the scenes on each side? How does the speaker of Keats's ode look at the urn, with respect to both space and time? Is there anything inside the urn? These questions, seemingly pedantic, in fact lead to a reconsideration of this enduring vessel and the comfort it will offer its beholders: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty, – that is all/Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

Nicholas Bellinson studied Early Modern intellectual history at Princeton University, then Renaissance art history at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and is now preparing a dissertation at the University of Chicago on Shakespeare's songs, under the auspices of the Committee on Social Thought.

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