The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge

The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge

by Lucy Newlyn
     
 

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of the most influential, as well as one of the most enigmatic, of all Romantic figures. The possessor of a precocious talent, he dazzled contemporaries with his poetry, journalism, philosophy and oratory without ever quite living up to his early promise, or overcoming problems of dependence and drug addiction. The Cambridge Companion to

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of the most influential, as well as one of the most enigmatic, of all Romantic figures. The possessor of a precocious talent, he dazzled contemporaries with his poetry, journalism, philosophy and oratory without ever quite living up to his early promise, or overcoming problems of dependence and drug addiction. The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge does full justice to the many facets of Coleridge's life and work. Specially commissioned essays focus on his major poems, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christabel, his notebooks, and his major work of non-fiction the Biographia Literaria. Attention is given to his role as talker, journalist, critic, and philosopher, his politics, his religion, and his reputation in his own times and afterwards. A chronology and guides to further reading complete the volume, making this an indispensable guide to Coleridge and his work.

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"[T]he collection as a whole contains many fresh perspectives and can be read with profit by graduate students majoring in Romantic studies." Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139815987
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/24/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Lucy Newlyn is Fellow and Tutor in English at St. Edmund's Hall in Oxford. Her published work includes monographs on Romanticism and nineteenth-century poetry.

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