Coleridges Notebooks: A Selection

Paperback | November 14, 2003

EditorSeamus Perry

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the Romantic Age's most enigmatic figures, a genius of astonishing diversity; author of some of the most famous poems in the English language, and co-author, with Wordsworth, of Lyrical Ballads; one of England's greatest critics and theorists of literatureand imagination; as well as autobiographer, nature-writer, philosopher, theologian, psychologist and distinguished speaker. Throughout his life, he confided his thoughts and emotions to his notebooks, where we can still see his speculations and observations taking shape. This edition presents aselection from this unique work, newly presented, with notes and commentary, for the student as well as the general reader.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the Romantic Age's most enigmatic figures, a genius of astonishing diversity; author of some of the most famous poems in the English language, and co-author, with Wordsworth, of Lyrical Ballads; one of England's greatest critics and theorists of literatureand imagination; as well as autobiographer, na...

Seamus Perry is the author of Coleridge and the Uses of Division (OUP 1999), Coleridge: Interviews and Recollections (Palgrave 2000), and, with Nicola Trott, is editor of 1800: The New Lyrical Ballads (Palgrave 2001).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.58 inPublished:November 14, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198712022

ISBN - 13:9780198712022

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PrefaceIntroductionAbbreviationsTextual NoteCensus of ManuscriptsI. The West Country 1794-1798II. Germany, London, The Lakes 1798-1804III. London, Malta, Italy 1804-1806IV. The Lakes, London 1806-1810V. London, Wiltshire 1810-1816Coda: Highgate 1816-1820CommentaryIndex

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"[A] brilliantly edited selection, which must now be an indispensable item on any Coleridge bibliography.... [This volume] deftly and concisely explain[s] the debates of the time, ranging over such burning issues as unitarianism, associationism, pantheism and Spinozism, which Coleridge refers to frequently. More importantly, it puts the poet's philosophical and theological arguments with himself...firmly into the context of his own life.... Every single page of this precious book yields up riches. No one interested in human thought and feeling should be without it."