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.
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Title-page, from the copy inscribed by Coleridge to Josiah Wade facing page
cxxxvi 3. Notebook 61 ff 21v-22, containing a draft of the theses in Chapter 12
facing page 270 11 1. Note by Coleridge to his son Derwent inscribed on the half
Professor George Whalley kindly sent us material relevant to the Marginalia cited
in our edition, and also copies of the ... us photograph and reproduce an
annotation in a copy of the Biographia that originally belonged to Derwent
Nor has any manuscript copy ever been discovered. The peculiar circumstances
of the book's composition, the fact that the greater part of it was dictated, the long
delays and difficulties with the printers at Bristol, the change of publishers to a ...
... Collier, Byron, Rogers, Robinson attending (Dec) George Dawe bust of C 1812
(Jan-May) Essays in Courier (Feb-Mar) Last journey to the Lakes to collect copies
of Friend (Apr) With the Morgans, Berners Street, Soho (May-Aug) Lectures on ...
University with a copy of the Biographia Literaria, I should decline to be the
person chosen to be heard against this revolution, though I should plead for the
addition of [Aristotle's] the Poetics and of Longinus".1 It is remarkable that a work