Coleridge S Aesthetics
Abhinav Publications, Jan 1, 1975 - 80 pages
Coleridge'S Transcendentalism Has Been A Stumbling Block In The Way Of His Admirers As Well As Students Of His Poetry And Criticism. Readers Are In Love With His Subtle-Souled Psychology In Poetry And Delicate Imagery. They Also Admire His Brilliant And Perceptive Criticism Seen In His Remarks On The Genius Of Shakespeare Or The Poetic Diction Of Wordsworth. But The Philosophical And Psychological Assumptions That Underlie His Criticism, Especially With Regard To The Origin And Composition Of Poetry, Baffle And Intrigue His Readers. Several Efforts Have Been Made To Elucidate Them But Without Much Success. Professor Gokak, A Well Known Poet And Perceptive Critic And A Celebrated Professor Of English Language And Literature, Has, In These Pages, Brought To Bear On Coleridge S Aesthetics, Not Only His Poetic Sensibility And Critical Acumen And Scholarship, But Also His Indian Cultural Background And His Study Of Indian Aesthetics. The Result Is That He Is Able To Present A Fascinating Exposition Of Coleridge S Aesthetic Principles: What Seemed To Be Utter Confusion Mixed Up With Opium Dreams, Is Now Seen To Be A Profound Psychological Account Of The Genesis And Evolution Of Poetry. Professor Gokak Has Succeeded In Lighting Up Most Of The Obscure Corners In Coleridge S Theory.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
2 THE SOUL THE FACULTIES AND THE THREE PLANES OF THEIR FUNCTIONING
3 THE FUSIONS IN THE STATIC AND THE RECONCILEMENTSIN THE DYNAMIC AESTHESIS
4 IMAGINATION FANCY AND GOOD SENSE
act of poetic activity attitudes balance of antagonists Biographia Literaria Coleridge calls Coleridge says Coleridge speaks Coleridge's theory creative process discordant qualities dynamic aesthesis esemplastic role experience faculty psychology Fancy figures of speech Fogle foreseen purpose forms and figures functions fusions achieved gentle emotion Gokak higher subjective level human soul I.A. Richards Ibid Ideas imitative power Inner Sense insights integralist intuitive knowledge judgement Karnataka Universities Kubla Khan language of excitement magical power metrical language mind natura naturans nature object ofthe opposite or discordant organised into metre passion perception philosophy Plotinus poem poet poet's consciousness poetic genius poetic process poetry present volition Primary Imagination produce prose meaning Rapture rational level reader realizing intuition Reason says Coleridge sensation shaping and modifying spirit of unity spontaneous effort substance supervening act synthetic and magical Taste tion tone and spirit transforms truth Understanding union vision voluntary ween whole soul Wordsworth