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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The lyrical ballads with the preface — Mr. Wordsworth's earlier poems — On
fancy and imagination — The investigation of the distinction important to the fine
arts 69 Chapter 5. On the law of association — Its history traced from Aristotle to ...
Worst of all, in the new Preface he devoted a good deal of discussion to the
distinction between "fancy" and "imagination", which Coleridge considered to be
far less Wordsworth's property than his own. Wordsworth, he could fairly argue,
At the same time he began discussing his distinction between "fancy" and "
imagination" with an eye to Wordsworth's own new Preface, to conversations in
happier days with Wordsworth, and with a desire to correct him gently. Then, after
a few ...
But a distinction can be kept in mind between "excuse" and a mere explanation of
circumstances that could seduce or frighten Coleridge into acts against which the
cushions of leisure, financial security, calmer (or firmer) temperaments, ...
... volume with "the last Copy I sent (I mean the distinction between Fancy & the
Imagination)". By "last Copy" he 1 VCL mss; see below, App C, n 286-7. refers to
the "philosophical" chapters, ending with Chapter 13, sent ...