Coleridge on Dreaming: Romanticism, Dreams and the Medical Imagination

Coleridge on Dreaming: Romanticism, Dreams and the Medical Imagination

by Jennifer Ford
     
 

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This book is the first investigation of Coleridge's responses to his dreams and to debates on the nature of dreaming, amongst poets, philosophers and scientists in the Romantic period. Coleridge wrote and read extensively on the subject, but his diverse and original ideas have hitherto received little attention. Avoiding purely biographical or psychoanalytic

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This book is the first investigation of Coleridge's responses to his dreams and to debates on the nature of dreaming, amongst poets, philosophers and scientists in the Romantic period. Coleridge wrote and read extensively on the subject, but his diverse and original ideas have hitherto received little attention. Avoiding purely biographical or psychoanalytic approaches, Jennifer Ford reveals instead a rich historical context for the ways in which the most mysterious workings of the Romantic imagination were explored and understood.

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"it will serve as a very useful resource not only for Coleridge scholars but for any reader who is ibterested in pre-Freudian notions of dreams life...very interesting." Modern Philology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521021784
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series, #26
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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