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Reception of Coleridge in Europe : Athlone Critical Traditions - Elinor S. Shaffer

Reception of Coleridge in Europe

Athlone Critical Traditions

Hardcover Published: 25th October 2007
ISBN: 9780826468451
Number Of Pages: 403

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This is a collection of research on the European reception of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), the major Romantic poet and author of "The Ancient Mariner", one of the best known poems in British literature. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, philosopher and critic, a founder of British Romanticism, wrote with William Wordsworth the "Lyrical Ballads" (1798), which included his great poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". It was this work which was first to carry his reputation across Europe in many translations and through the rich illustrations by Gustave Dore. His poetry was received as late Romantic, visionary and symbolist, in later phases of European reception; he was known too as the translator of Schiller. His prose was known mainly in selections: chapters of his literary life Biographia Literaria; elements of his Shakespeare lectures; and other literary, political, philosophical and religious lectures, essays, and aphorisms, especially his brilliant Table Talk. In the last fifty years the Notebooks and Letters, and the recent Collected Works, have added to his stature at home and abroad. This collection of essays by an international team of scholars, critics and translators, records how Coleridge's works have been received, translated and interpreted across Europe from his own time to today, and will contribute to the new recognition of one of the greatest of English poets, critics and cultural thinkers.

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"Elinor Shaffer's lucid introductory overview of the contents of the entire volume is a fine guide...admirably well-defined narrative...Coleridge as theorist of the imagination, Coleridge the modernist are marshalled into a ten-page account with a documentation unfailingly deft and enlightening."
Translation and Literature, 2009

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
List of Contributorsp. xiv
Abbreviationsp. xviii
Timeline: The European Reception of S. T. Coleridgep. xx
Introduction: Meteoric Traces: Coleridge's Afterlife in Europep. 1
Coleridge's English Afterlifep. 14
Coleridge's Early Reception in France, from the First to the Second Empirep. 27
The Reception of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner through Gustave Dore's Illustrationsp. 61
The Reception of Coleridge in Germany to World War IIp. 88
Coleridge's German Reception after 1945p. 113
Imaginative Romanticism and the Search for a Transcendental Art: Coleridge's Poetry and Poetics in Nineteenth-Century Spainp. 135
A Path for Literary Change: The Spanish Break with Tradition and the Role of Coleridge's Poetry and Poetics in Twentieth-Century Spainp. 167
The Translation of Coleridge's Poetry and his Influence on Twentieth-Century Italian Poetryp. 197
Coleridge's Aesthetic Philosophy and Critical Writings in Italyp. 213
On the Very Late Reception of Coleridge's Writings in Portugalp. 242
A Spectre or an Unacknowledged Visionary? Coleridge in Czech Culturep. 254
A Laker, a Friend to Poland, or a European Classic: Coleridge's Polish Receptionp. 275
The Albatross in Russia: Praised, Shot and Repentedp. 297
Bibliographyp. 318
Indexp. 383
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ISBN: 9780826468451
ISBN-10: 0826468454
Series: Athlone Critical Traditions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 25th October 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.36  x 3.94
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1