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Samuel Taylor Coleridge : a literary life

Author: William Christie
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series: Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Never saw I his likeness', wrote a bereft Charles Lamb on the death of his friend Coleridge, 'nor probably the world can see again'. For William Wordsworth, Coleridge was 'the only wonderful man I ever knew', for William Hazlitt, the only person 'who answered to the idea of a man of genius'. This literary life of the best-known and best-loved of all the major Romantic writers uses Coleridge's own 'literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Christie, William, 1952-
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
(DLC) 2006046063
Named Person: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Christie
ISBN: 9780230627857 0230627854
OCLC Number: 314828884
Awards: Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards: Biennial Prize for Literary Scholarship 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 250 pages).
Contents: Prologue: Literary life, 1815. --
'The discipline of his taste at school': Christ's Hospital and Cambridge. --
'The progress of his opinions in religion and politics': the radical years. --
'A known and familiar landscape': conversations. --
'The poet, described in Ideal perfection': Annus mirabilis. --
'The toil of thinking': private notes and public newspapers. --
'To rust away': the lost years 1800-6. --
'The one Proteus of the fire and the flood': critic for hire. --
'To preserve the soul steady': the sage of Highgate.
Series Title: Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: William Christie.


The most sustained criticism and ambitious theory that had ever been attempted in English, the Biographia was Coleridge's major statement to a literary culture in which he sought to define and defend  Read more...
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