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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... Allston's exhibition of paintings; essays "On the Principles of Genial Criticism"
published in Felix Farley's Bristol Journal (Sept) At Ashley with the Morgans (20
Sept- 10 Dec) Letters "To Mr. Justice Fletcher" in Courier 1815 (Mar) At Calne
... to compose the three brilliant essays, "On the Principles of Genial Criticism
Concerning the Fine Arts", which he began as an attempt to call attention to the
work of his friend the American painter Washington Allston, then exhibiting in
You know there is at the end of the first volume "the supplementary essay" in
small type — 'tis not that which he means — there is likewise at the end of Vol: 2".'
1 the preface to the former edition of Lyrical Ballads, now reprinted, also in small
... at one of his notebooks in order to capitalise on material assembled over the
years (observations, quotations from other writers, outlines of earlier or projected
lectures and essays), or occasionally incorporating sentences from The Friend.
Col: will prefix to it & send this week an essay on the imaginative in Poetry
making the whole Volume about 350 pages quite large enough".1 The "essay"
was never written. Then, in July (1816), while the final chapter was being printed
(the first ...
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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