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Coleridge on Dreaming : Romanticism, Dreams and the Medical Imagination - Jennifer Ford

Coleridge on Dreaming

Romanticism, Dreams and the Medical Imagination

Hardcover Published: 13th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521583169
Number Of Pages: 272

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This book is the first investigation of Coleridge's responses to his dreams and to debates on the nature of dreaming among poets, philosophers and scientists in the Romantic period. Coleridge wrote and read extensively on the subject, but his diverse and original ideas have hitherto received little attention. Avoiding purely biographical or psychoanalytic approaches, Jennifer Ford reveals instead a rich historical context for the ways in which the most mysterious workings of the Romantic imagination were explored and understood.

"it will serve as a very useful resource not only for Coleridge scholars but for any reader who is ibterested in pre-Freudian notions of dreams life...very interesting." Modern Philology

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Editorial symbols used in manuscript and published notebooks
Introduction
Dreaming in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Dramatic dreaming spaces
The language of dreams
Genera and species of dreams
Nightmares
The mysterious problem of dreams
Translations of dream and body
The dreaming medical imagination
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521583169
ISBN-10: 0521583160
Series: Cambridge Studies in Romanticism
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 13th January 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57