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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On the other hand, accents in Greek, French, and Italian have been normalised in
accordance with the practice of the Collected Works generally. A special if minor
problem arises in the case of proper names (e.g. "Spencer" for "Spenser", ...
... principally in spelling and punctuation. On the other hand, mere references of a
general sort, not involving parallel passages, are sometimes only to the standard
editions. ABBREVIATIONS (In the works listed, place of publication is London, ...
But almost as quickly one of the most distinctive qualities of Coleridge began to
emerge — the wrestle between his deep need, on the one hand, to apologise, to
explain, and, on the other hand, his strong inner taboo against dwelling on self, ...
For one thing, this theorising often went hand in tCA/H2372. 5 Ch 12, below, I
264. 2 Ibid. 6 Ch 9, headnote, below, I 140. 3 Ch 12, below, i 234. 7 Ch 10, below
, i 205. ii 2372. 8 Ch 21, below, ii 110-11. hand with the new critical philosophy.
hand with the new critical philosophy. Coleridge's use of the German thinkers
unfolds and multiplies insights. His curiosity and range permit us to use him for
suggestions whatever our critical approach. His admiration for the Germans was