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 specific symptoms of poetic power elucidated in a critical analysis of Shak-
speare's Venus and Adonis, and Lucrece 19 Chapter 16. Striking points of
difference between the Poets of the present age and those of the 15th and 16th ...
BM British Library, formerly Library of the British Museum B Poets The Works of
the British Poets ed Robert Anderson (13 vols Edinburgh 1792-5; vol xiv 1807).
Bristol LB George Whalley "The Bristol Library Borrowings of Southey and ...
He had been encouraged to think that "a detailed publication of my opinions
concerning Poetry & Poets, would excite more curiosity and a more immediate
Interest than even my Poems". Hence a new and different work: Biographical
Hazlitt has been speaking of Coleridge's early poetic interests: . . . Mr. Coleridge
has ever since, from the combined forces of poetic levity and metaphysic bathos,
been trying to fly, not in the air, but under ground — playing at hawk and buzzard
... that the "poetic imagination", the highest critical value, was to enlarge upon. It
would intensify, in degree, the most pivotal and synthetic principle of philosophy,
the "philosophic imagination". As Coleridge approaches the thirteenth chapter he