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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On the other hand, the interest in the theoretical foundations of art is also in part
derived from Coleridge, though we are increasingly going back to his own
mentors in the Germany of 1750 to 1820, where art theory was carried further
than it ...
The mediaeval hope of unity and the Renaissance ideal of the whole man would
work hand in hand with the new discovery of the organic, and even with the most
recent discussions of associationism and psychology. On another plane, the ...
... facultas fingendi is, on the other hand, creative. His distinction really amounts
to what later thinkers would distinguish as Phantasie (Wolff's imaginatio, which
works with phantasmata and connects and rearranges them) and
The term "primitivism" is misleadingly simplistic, but as a convenient short-hand
term it applies to the common eighteenth-century belief, which had become
psychologically and historically sophisticated by the 1770s and 1780s, that
On the other hand, Coleridge claims that identities of thought and phrase "will not
be at all times a certain proof that the passage has been borrowed from Schelling
". The close of Chapter 9, with this extraordinary paragraph, then ends with "a ...
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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