Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, Part 1
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work.
Results 1-5 of 96
Giordano Bruno — Literary aristocracy, or the existence of a tacit compact among
the learned as a privileged order — The author's obligations to the Mystics — to
Immanuel Kant — The difference between the letter and the spirit of Kant's ...
... Official declaration of the war with France (25 May) Emerson b (Sept) Emmet's
execution in Ireland Cobbett Parliamentary Debates (later Hansard) Chatterton
Works ed RS and Cottle Malthus Principles of Population (2nd ed) (12 Feb) Kant
... sophisticated knowledge correcting Coleridge but simply an anti-intellectual
aversion to metaphysics: e.g. ". . . intermingled with such a cloudiness of
metaphysical jargon in the mystical language of the Platonists and schoolmen, of
Kant and ...
... thought and German transcendentalism, was tacitly attempting, as he phrased
it, "to complete the critical system"^ that Kant himself admitted only to have begun
, we should not disregard the Platonic element Coleridge stresses continually.
Kant especially had started to fill in an episte- mology that could, as Coleridge
began to view him, take much of this for granted, though he felt that Kant's "pure
analysis" of "the speculative intellect alone", and not of ultimate being, was