Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of the most influential, and one of the most enigmatic, of all Romantic figures. This Cambridge Companion does full justice to the many facets of Coleridge's life and work. Specially commissioned essays focus on his major poems, his notebooks and the Biographia Literaria. Attention is given to his role as talker, journalist, critic, and philosopher, his politics, religion, and his contemporary and subsequent reputation. A chronology and guides to further reading complete the volume, making this an indispensable guide to Coleridge and his work.
About the Author
Lucy Newlyn is Fellow and Tutor in English at St. Edmund� Hall in Oxford. Her published work includes monographs on Romanticism and nineteenth-century poetry.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; Chronology; Part I. Texts and Contexts: 1. The life Kelvin Everest; 2. The 'Conversation' poems Paul Magnuson; 3. Superstition and the supernatural in the poems Tim Fulford; 4. Biographia Literaria James Engell; 5. The Notebooks Josie Dixon; 6. The later poetry Jim Mays; Part II. Two Discursive Modes: 7. The talker Seamus Perry; 8. The journalist Deirdre Coleman; 9. The critic Angela Esterhammer; 10. The political thinker Peter Kitson; 11. The philosopher Paul Hamilton; 12. The religious thinker Mary Anne Perkins; Part III. Themes and Topics: 13. Gender Julie Carlson; 14. Symbol James McKusick; 15. The afterlife John Beer; Guide to further reading.