Knight or Wight in Keats's 'La Bella Dame'?: An Ancient Ditty Reconsidered
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This article re-examines the various processes of textual transmission for Keats's 'La Belle Dame sans Merci', which have resulted in two 'competing' texts of the poem. It argues that a medieval model of textual production offers a strategy for dealing with this circumstance, and that, approached in this way, there is no need to resolve the textual 'problem' that the poem poses.
Jones, C. (2005). 'Knight or Wight in Keats's 'La Bella Dame'?: An Ancient Ditty Reconsidered.' Keats-Shelley Review 19: 39-49
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