Coleridge's Imagination: Essays in Memory of Pete Laver

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Pete Laver, Richard Gravil, Lucy Newlyn, Professor of English Literature Nicholas Roe, Nicholas Roe
Cambridge University Press, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 277 pages
The unifying thrust of the book is an exploration of the tension in Coleridge's theory and practice between the Imagination and the Natural, and a delineation of the particular profile of Coleridge's imagination as compared to that of Wordsworth. There are challenging reassessments of Dejection: an Ode, Christabel and Kubla Khan, among other poems; a cluster of essays on the relations between Coleridge and Wordsworth; a strikingly original examination of Coleridge's imagination at work in the privacy of his notebooks; and an intriguing study of the neglected imagination of Mrs Coleridge. The volume opens and closes with major statements by Jonathan Wordsworth on Coleridge's primary imagination and by John Beer on Kubla Khan, and includes work by such eminent scholars as Thomas MacFarland, David Erdman, Norman Fruman, Robert Barth, Anthony Harding, and Stephen Parrish.
 

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Contents

Coleridge and the Ascent of being
22
selfconscious imagination
53
Coleridges rejection of nature and the natural
69
Coleridges
88
Coleridges lyrical ballads
102
Coleridge and Wordsworth 1802
117
The Otway connection David V Erdman
143
Imagining Robespierre Nicholas Roe
161
imagination joy and the power of love
179
stanza VI of Dejection an
193
the unity of Christabel
207
The languages of Kubla Khan John Beer
220
Notes on the contributors
263
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