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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Examination of the tenets peculiar to Mr. Wordsworth — Rustic life (above all, low
and rustic life) especially unfavorable to the formation of a human diction — The
best parts of language the product of philosophers, not clowns or shepherds ...
... at Trafalgar Hazlitt Principles of Human Action (Jan) Pitt d, "Ministry of All the
Talents" (6 Aug) Holy Roman Empire ends (13 Sept) Fox d British blockade (Oct)
Austerlitz (Prussians defeated) (14 Oct) Jena (Nov) Berlin Decree and
And it has lost none of its interest (though the interest now is almost as much
human as intellectual) in the transition still taking place from the age of Yeats,
Pound, Joyce, and Eliot to the "post-modern". A more formidable test of the vitality
of the ...
This is a long period in the life of any human being, but especially in the critical
period from twenty-nine to forty-three. Moreover, the last seven of these years
had been an especially painful time. As he now tried to pull himself above the ...
In his thirties Coleridge began to combine modern science, psychology, and
insights into the human psyche with the classical values, exemplified above all by
Plato, of permanence and ultimate significance. What gave him the immediate ...