Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, Parte1
Princeton University Press, 1984 - 409 páginas
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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... he had said: "I have too clearly before me the idea of a poet's genius to deem
myself other than a very humble poet; but in the very possession of the idea, I
know myself so far a poet as to feel assured that I can understand and interpret a
For a short while, before deciding to use these letters, Coleridge had toyed with
the idea of shoving Zapolya into the breach. This would have added to his
already "immethodical miscellany" (as he himself called it in Chapter 4). But
The idea would bring into play Leibniz, Kant, Schelling, and others, all of whom
tried to find harmony between the oppo- sites, either by claiming it simply was pre
-established, as in the case of Leibniz, or, like Schelling, by using the imagination
Coleridge designates it as a force or power, an energy that transforms and
blends idea and image, thought and thing. It connects external nature to the acts
of reflection performed by the inner life of the self-conscious mind.4 1 Ch 12,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge James Engell, Walter Jackson Bate. self and the world.
"An IDEA, in the highest sense of that word, cannot be conveyed but by a symbol"
.1 The imagination also "is at once both active and passive" on all its levels.
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