Sublime Coleridge: The Opus Maximum

Hardcover | September 6, 2012

byM. Evans

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Opus Maximum, written in the early 1820s and first published in 2002, is a challenge to every scholar who has encountered it. Sublime Coleridge offers an entry point to this important text of British Romanticism, with a reader's guide and background information. Murray J. Evans introduces each major theme of the Opus Maximum—the Will, divine ideas, human subjectivity, and the Trinity—and shows their importance in explaining Coleridge's ideas about religion, psychology, and the sublime.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Opus Maximum, written in the early 1820s and first published in 2002, is a challenge to every scholar who has encountered it. Sublime Coleridge offers an entry point to this important text of British Romanticism, with a reader's guide and background information. Murray J. Evans introduces each major theme of t...

Murray J. Evans is a professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, where he teaches medieval literature and medievalism, Coleridge, children's literature, and literary theory. He is the author of Rereading Middle English Romance and has published essays on Malory and the Malory manuscript, Chaucer, Piers Plowman, Coleridge, and ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:September 6, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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Introduction: Opus Maximum: Contexts * Reading 'Will': A Primer for the Opus Maximum * 'Divine Ideas' and Coleridge's Two Rhetorics of 'Idea' * Human Subjects in the Opus Maximum * Arguing for the Trinity: Rhetoric and the 'Divine Tetractys' * The Opus Maximum and Coleridge's Sublime * Appendix: Location in Sublime Coleridge of Summaries of Each Section of Opus Maximum