The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge is likely one of the such a lot influential, and probably the most enigmatic, of all Romantic figures. This Cambridge significant other does complete justice to the numerous elements of Coleridge's lifestyles and paintings. specifically commissioned essays specialize in his significant poems, his notebooks and the Biographia Literaria. cognizance is given to his function as talker, journalist, critic, and thinker, his politics, faith, and his modern and next attractiveness. A chronology and courses to extra studying whole the quantity, making this an fundamental advisor to Coleridge and his paintings.

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In its imaginative and prescient of the Notebooks as a phoenix emerging from the flames to which he had mentally consigned them, the passage captures anything in their ambiguous textual prestige. Addressing this kind of inner most manuscripts as ‘sole confidant of a breaking Heart’, Coleridge but tasks a sublimated imaginative and prescient in their afterlife (delivering a frisson to the fashionable reader of Coburn’s edition), in an intimation of this public literary posterity for which they scarcely appear designed. NOTES 1 Jerome Christensen, Coleridge’s Blessed laptop of Language (Ithaca, long island: Cornell collage Press, 1981), sixteen. 2 Kathleen Coburn, ed. , The Notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1957–), I (Notes), xxxii. three Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Darker Reflections (London: Harper Collins, 1998), ninety four. Holmes follows Coburn, Notebooks, ed. Coburn, II, 3041n. four Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Early Visions (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1989), 91n. five Ibid. , 308. 6 Jennifer Ford, Coleridge on Dreaming: Romanticism, desires and the scientific mind's eye (Cambridge collage Press, 1998), seventy three. 7 Christensen, Blessed laptop, 264. eight pal, II, 16–17. nine sq. brackets point out Coburn’s conjectural readings the place the unique is faint or stained, provided with the aid of a later transcription of the passage in 1803 (I, 1589). 10 Constable condemned the tendency for ‘running after photographs and looking the reality at moment hand’ in a letter to John Dunthorne of 29 may well 1802; within the moment of his lectures on the Royal establishment in 1836 he derided Boucher’s portray as a ‘bewildered dream of the picturesque’, bearing on that he ‘never painted from the lifestyles, for that nature placed him out’: C. R. Leslie, ed. , Memoirs of the lifetime of John Constable (1843; revised 1845, ed. Jonathan Mayne; London: Phaidon Press, 1951), 15, 312. eleven BL, II, 234. 12 Nature was once variously imagined within the ‘starchd Apron, & Ruffles’ of panorama gardening (as William Mason wrote to William Gilpin in 1782) or in what John Clare later termed in a letter to the painter Peter de Wint ‘her on a daily basis dessabille’. Gilpin writes virtually priggishly of nature ‘in her most sensible dresses within which it truly is our enterprise to determine her’, a wanton woman ‘chastened through the foundations of art’. Coleridge used to be basically extra of de Wint’s persuasion! J. W. and Anne Tibble, eds. , The Letters of John Clare (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1970), 239; Gilpin is quoted in Carl Paul Barbier, William Gilpin: His Drawings, educating and concept of the Picturesque (Oxford college Press, 1963), p. 141; William Gilpin, 3 Essays: On Picturesque attractiveness; On Picturesque commute; and On Sketching panorama (London: R. Blamire, 1792), seventy five, fifty two. thirteen Quoted in Elizabeth Wheeler Manwaring, Italian panorama in Eighteenth-Century England (New York: Oxford college Press, 1925), 186. 14 ‘Lines Written within the Album at Elbingerode within the Harz Forest’, 1799. 15 Christensen, Blessed computer, 268–9. sixteen Coburn indicates it can be an outline of the portray of Peele fort through George Beaumont, which galvanized Wordsworth’s ‘Elegiac Stanzas’.

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