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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Considering how central these chapters are to our understanding of Coleridge's
thought as a whole, how crammed they are with allusions of every kind, and
weighted by the problem of sources we have mentioned, the increase in
A Fragment in M Post (26 Dec) C's The Visions of the Maid of Orleans, a
Fragment in M Post (30 Dec) C's stanzas To Sir John Sinclair, Alderman
Lushington, and the whole Troop of Parliamentary Oscillators in M Post 1798 (2
Jan) First prose ...
The Terrors of the Almighty have been around & against me — and tho' driven up
and down for seven dreadful Days by restless Pain, like a Leopard in a Den, yet
the anguish & remorse of Mind was worse than the pain of the whole Body.
Of special interest is the remark that, by the time Morgan had sent this section (10
August), the whole of the book had been written excepting only the philosophical
Part which I at that time meant to comprize in a few Pages. — This has now ...
He returned the corrected proofs, though omitting (understandably) to send a title
or heading — for he still had to think of what next to add — and asked for a bill for
the printing costs, the whole of which, if reasonable, his London publishers ...