Talk by Nora Crook at Keats-Shelley House

 ROME-- “Squashed Flies and Pear Pips: Some Strange Things Found in Shelley’s Notebooks” is the title of a talk by Nora Crook due to be delivered at the Keats Shelley House, on Friday March 24 at 6:30pm. Tickets for the event cost €12, including a glass of prosecco, and can be booked contacting 06 679 42 35 or Advance booking is essential.

 Nora Crook is an Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University and is of today’s greatest experts on the Shelleys. Her notable publications include the co-authored Shelley’s Venomed Melody (Cambridge University Press 1986), a monograph on Shelly and medicine, and Kipling’s Myths of Love and Death (Macmillan 1990). At present, she is co-general editor of the multi-volume Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelly (John Hopkins, 2000 onward), with special responsibility for poems edited by Mary Shelly after P.B. Shelley’s death.

 The evening promises to be stimulating both for Shelley enthusiasts, and those with a more casual interest. Crook has been invited to lecture in the U.K., U.S., France Italy and Japan and is on the editorial board of several international journals. It’s possible to find samples of her work and reviews on the internet.