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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Selected Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0140424296

ISBN-13: 9780140424294

Edition: 2000

Authors: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Richard Holmes, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Richard Holmes's radical division of the poems into eight categories of theme and genre casts a fresh light on the whole structure of Coleridge's work. It despels the myth of the 'metaphysical dreamer' who wrote poetry only for a few ephemeral months of inspiration. At the heart are the Conversa tion Poems, a unified and beautifully crafted autobiographical sequence, composed over a period of twelve years. The volume also includes the little-known love poems to Asra, the robust Hill Walking Poems and the secret agony of the Confessional Poems. It also draws attention to previously undervalued later poetry born of restless old age and ironic reflection.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Richard Holmes was born in London in 1945 and educated at Downside School and Churchill College, Cambridge.In 1974 he published Shelley: The Pursuit which won the Somerset Maugham Award and was described by Stephen Spender as "surely the best biography of Shelley ever written". He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1992 was awarded an OBE.He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain.

To the Author of 'The Robbers'
Monologue to a Young Jack Ass in Jesus Piece
The Eolian Harp
From Reflections on Entering into Active Life
From Religious Musings
From The Destiny of Nations
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
The Foster-mother's Tale
The Dungeon
On a Ruined House in a Romantic Country
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Fire, Famine and Slaughter
Frost at Midnight
From Fears in Solitude
The Nightingale
Kubla Khan
Lines Composed in a Concert-Room
Introduction to the Tale of the Dark Ladie
The Mad Monk
A Letter to ...
Chamouny; the Hour Before Sunrise
The Pains of Sleep
Human Life
On Donne's Poetry
Work Without Hope
Textual Commentary
Index of First Lines