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

Coleridge on Dreaming: Romanticism, Dreams and the Medical Imagination

byJennifer FordEditorMarilyn Butler, James Chandler

Paperback | November 3, 2005

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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.
Title:Coleridge on Dreaming: Romanticism, Dreams and the Medical ImaginationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 3, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521021782

ISBN - 13:9780521021784

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Editorial symbols used in manuscript and published notebooks; Introduction; 1. Dreaming in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; 2. Dramatic dreaming spaces; 3. The language of dreams; 4. Genera and species of dreams; 5. Nightmares; 6. The mysterious problem of dreams; 7. Translations of dream and body; 8. The dreaming medical imagination; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"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