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 questions of circumstances and chronology are by no means of merely
pedantic or even of psychological interest, though the psychological interest is
especially strong. The second part of the Introduction, written by James Engell, ...
... HC elected Fellow of Oriel; revived interest in chemistry; occasional
contributions to Black- wood' s\o 1822 1820 (May) HC deprived of his Oriel
Fellowship (Oct) DC to St John's, Cambridge 1821 (Jul) Visited brother Rev
George C (Autumn) ...
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 ...
The last consideration — the order in which the book was written — is of special
interest in approaching the "philosophical chapters" (5-13), which, though
inserted in the early-middle of the book, were, it seems, partly written last, with the
Of greater interest, by far, is the kind of book it had become (or had almost
become). No form of writing came more easily and habitually to Coleridge than
the apologia, however brilliantly he could transcend the form. Here the situation,