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The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Lucy Newlyn

The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Lucy Newlyn (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 2008
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of the most influential, as well as one of the most enigmatic, of all Romantic figures. The possessor of a precocious talent, he dazzled contemporaries with his poetry, journalism, philosophy and oratory without ever quite living up to his early promise, or overcoming problems of dependence and drug addiction. The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge does full justice to the many facets of Coleridge's life and work. Specially commissioned essays focus on his major poems, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christabel, his notebooks, and his major work of non-fiction the Biographia Literaria. Attention is given to his role as talker, journalist, critic, and philosopher, his politics, his religion, and his reputation in his own times and afterwards. A chronology and guides to further reading complete the volume, making this an indispensable guide to Coleridge and his work.

"[T]he collection as a whole contains many fresh perspectives and can be read with profit by graduate students majoring in Romantic studies." Choice

Introduction
Chronology
Texts and Contexts
The life Kelvin Everest
The æConversationÆ poems
Superstition and the supernatural in the poems
Biographia Literaria
The Notebooks
The later poetry
Two Discursive Modes
The talker
The journalist
The critic Angela Esterhammer
The political thinker
The philosopher
The religious thinker
Themes and Topics
Gender
Symbol
The afterlife
Guide to further reading
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ISBN: 9780521650717
ISBN-10: 0521650712
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st May 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59