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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Exceptions are made in the case of writers, particularly German philosophers, for
whom such editions, found only in a few ... A final note should be added about
the parallel passages quoted from German philosophers in the "philosophical ...
... Subjects of Poetry and Philosophy, and the Differences at present prevailing
concerning both: by S. T. COLERIDGE. ... of the book had been written excepting
only the philosophical Part which I at that time meant to comprize in a few Pages.
(2) Present always in his mind was the magnum opus, the "Logosophia". Now, in
dictating the Biographia, the opportunity came to say something about his own
fundamental opinions — his reaction from the "mechanical" philosophy of the ...
We can remember at what an extraordinarily young age he combined philosophy
and poetry, in Lamb's statement that ... comes appropriately just a few pages after
the "philosophical chapters" are behind the reader, a groundwork hopefully ...
It would intensify, in degree, the most pivotal and synthetic principle of philosophy
, the "philosophic imagination". As Coleridge approaches the thirteenth chapter
he promises that his results in the philosophical chapters so far, substantiated by