Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Selection

Overview

If the voice that is heard in the later poetry is a more labouring one, it is one that remains true to Coleridge's great themes. The role of imagination was always hard to come to terms with: sometimes it seemed to have acted as a dangerous and elusive will-o-the-wisp, sometimes it seemed to have been no less than ""the vision and the faculty divine"." John Beer-Editor
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Overview

If the voice that is heard in the later poetry is a more labouring one, it is one that remains true to Coleridge's great themes. The role of imagination was always hard to come to terms with: sometimes it seemed to have acted as a dangerous and elusive will-o-the-wisp, sometimes it seemed to have been no less than ""the vision and the faculty divine"." John Beer-Editor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192541895
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/14/1985
  • Series: Oxford Authors Series
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Note on the Text
Genevieve (1786-7? 1789-90) 1
Epitaph on an Infant (1789-92) 1
Monody on the Death of Chatterton (1790-4) 1
Sonnet: To the River Otter (1791?) 6
Songs of the Pixies (1793) 6
To a Young Ass (1794) 10
Sonnets on Eminent Characters (1794) 11
Religious Musings (1794-6) 13
To an Infant (1795) 23
Lines Written at Shurton Bars(1795) 24
The Eolian Harp (1795) 27
Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement (1796) 29
Ode to the Departing Year (1796) 31
To the Rev. George Coleridge (1797) 36
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison (1797) 38
The Wanderings of Cain (1797) 41
Fire, Famine, and Slaughter (1797?) 46
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1797-8, 1817) 48
Christabel (1798, 1800) 68
Frost at Midnight (1798) 87
France, An Ode (1798) 89
Fear in Solitude (1798) 92
The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem (1798) 98
Kubla Khan (1798) 101
Recantation (1798) 103
Lines Written in the Album at Elbingerode (1799) 108
Love (1799) 109
Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1800) 112
Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath (1801?) 112
Dejection: An Ode (1802) 113
Hymn Before Sun-Rise, in the Vale of Chamouni (1802) 117
Answer to a Child's Question (1802) 119
The Knight's Tomb (1802?) 120
The Pains of Sleep (1803) 120
What is Life? (1804) 122
Constancy to an Ideal Object (1804-7? 1822?) 122
Metrical Feet (1806-7) 123
Time, Real and Imaginary (1806-7? 1811?) 124
To William Wordsworth (1807) 124
The Pang More Sharp Than All (1807? 1823? 1826?) 127
A Tombless Epitaph (1809) 129
The Visionary Hope (1810) 130
Limbo(1811) 131
Ne Plus Ultra (1811) 132
On Donne's Poetry (1811?) 132
Song from Zapolya (1815) 133
Hunting Song from Zapolya (1815) 133
Fancy in Nubibus (1817) 134
A Character (1819) 134
Youth and Age (1823) 137
Work Without Hope (1825) 138
Lines Suggested by the Last Words of Berengarius (1826?) 139
Duty Surviving Self-Love (1826) 140
The Improvisatore (1826?) 140
Alice Du Clos (1828-9?) 146
Self-Knowledge (1834?) 152
Love's Apparition and Evanishment (1833) 152
Epitaph (1833) 153
Appendix: Early Versions
Effusion XXXV (1795) 154
The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere (1798) 155
Letter to----------(1802) 176
Notes 187
Further Reading 195
Index of Titles and First Lines 198
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