The portable Coleridge
Penguin Books, Mar 31, 1977 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 630 pages
Chronically impoverished, tormented by self-doubt and a crippling addiction to opium, Samuel Taylor Coleridge( 1772-1834) still managed to become one of the most versatile and influential forces of English romanticism.
"The Portable Coleridge" faithfully represents all facets of this complex, haunted genius, including his poems, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, " "Christabel, ""Kubla Khan, " and "Dejection"; letters to friends and colleagues such as Robert Southey and William Godwin; selections from "Notebooks" and "Table Talk"; political and philisophical writings; literary criticism; and extensive excerpts from "Biographia Literaria," in which Coleridge interweaves aesthetics, metaphysics, and disarmingly candid autobiography. Edited and with an introduction by the critic I.A. Richards, this voulme vastly expands our understanding of a writer of visionary insight and protean range.
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Review: The Portable ColeridgeUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
Thorough. Good. And thorough. Loved STC the writer....bored to tears by the 'letter writer'. I'm sure that if I was really into the life and times of the gentleman, I would find his personal musings ... Read full review
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"A poem is that species of composition, which is opposed to works of science, by proposing for its immediate object pleasure, not truth; and from all other species (having this object in common with ... Read full review