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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... Apocalypsis graece (Got- Stephen Maxfield Parrish PMLA 73 tingen 1821). CM
(CO i 482. (1958) 367-74 and Nathaniel Teich * CL Hi 469-70. Cf. Bate BP TWC
in (1972) 61-70. 90-1, 109-10. 2 CL ii 830. Yet the admired Wordsworth, far less ...
Yet the admired Wordsworth, far less troubled by such thoughts, had gone ahead
. He was at once establishing a new path for poetry (encouraged constantly by
Coleridge) — a "philosophical" exploration of the "inner life" — and, at the same ...
... and no less the ground and the absolute cause of all the correspondent
realities in nature. . . .2 THE IMAGINATION A "synthetic and magical power"; its
triple function The total and undivided philosophy assumed, even demanded, a
power to ...
... and when he explains that there is a "philosophic imagination" and "a
philosophic, no less than a poetic genius", he is bringing to a culmination and
putting into short form scores of similar and overlapping functions of the
imagination made ...
If the old name be laid aside, it were to be wished that it had got a name less
ambiguous than that of imagination, a name which has two or three meanings
besides".1 Actually, the tradition of a troikalike or at least a double-natured