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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... this important "distinction" — certainly would never have been able to make a
large issue of it — had it not been for Coleridge. Wordsworth's new edition of the
Poems and its Preface continued to haunt Coleridge all through the writing of the
Day after day, throughout the summer of 1815, he continued assembling
materials and dictating from 11 to 4 PM and again from 6 to 10 in the evening. "I
have given a full account (raisonne) of the Controversy", he writes R. H. Brabant (
29 July) ...
As he continued to hesitate for several days, the exasperated Gutch, by-passing
Coleridge, wrote to Gillman — probably assuming Gillman was now Coleridge's
official "keeper" — what Coleridge considered a "threatening" letter. Coleridge ...
During the intervening years the charge of plagiarism had risen, and a special
effort was made by Sara Coleridge to recognise Coleridge's borrowings from the
German.2 During the next fifty years after 1847, the book continued to be
... a "power" that "acts voluntarily" and joins simple ideas and images into larger
and more complex wholes. Very likely Locke served as one source for Wolff's
discussions.2 While Locke's followers and Berkeley continued the empirical
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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