The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Oxford Handbooks of Literature)
By: Frederick Burwick (editor)Paperback
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A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across the world, present an authoritative, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a major author of British Romanticism. The book is divided into sections on Biography, Prose Works, Poetic Works, Sources and Influences, and Reception. The Coleridge scholar today has ready access to a range of materials previously available only in library archives on both sides of the Atlantic. The Bollingen edition, of the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, forty years in production was completed in 2002. The Coleridge Notebooks (1957-2002) were also produced during this same period, five volumes of text with an additional five companion volumes of notes. The Clarendon Press of Oxford published the letters in six volumes (1956-1971). To take full advantage of the convenient access and new insight provided by these volumes, the Oxford Handbook examines the entire range and complexity of Coleridge's career.
It analyzes the many aspects of Coleridge's literary, critical, philosophical, and theological pursuits, and it furnishes both students and advanced scholars with the proper tools for assimilating and illuminating Coleridge's rich and varied accomplishments, as well as offering an authoritative guide to the most up-to-date thinking about his achievements.
List of Contributors ; Introduction ; BIOGRAPHY ; 1. Coleridge's Early Years ; 2. Coleridge and Wordsworth: Collaboration and Criticism from Salisbury Plain to Aids to Reflection ; 3. Coleridge's Publisher and Patron: Cottle and Poole ; 4. Coleridge's Marriage and Family ; 5. Coleridge's Travels ; 6. Coleridge's Self-representation ; THE PROSE WORKS ; 7. Coleridge's Lectures 1795: On Politics and Religion ; 8. Coleridge as Editor: The Watchman, The Friend ; 9. Coleridge in the Periodicals ; 10. Coleridge's Lectures: Lectures 1808-1819: On Literature ; 11. Coleridge as Literary Critic: Principles of Genial Criticism, Biographia Literaria ; 12. Coleridge on Politics and Religion: Lay Sermons, Statesman's Manual, Aids to Reflection; On the Constitution of Church and State ; 13. Coleridge's Lectures: Lectures 1818-1819: On the History of Philosophy ; 14. Coleridge as Reader: Marginalia ; 15. Coleridge's Notebooks ; 16. Coleridge as Talker: Sage of Highgate, Table Talk ; 17. Coleridge as Thinker: Logic and Opus Maximum ; THE POETIC WORKS ; 18. Coleridge on Allegory and Symbol ; 19. Coleridge's Early Poetry, 1790-1796 ; 20. Coleridge's Genres ; 21. Coleridge as Playwright ; 22. Coleridge as Translator ; SOURCES AND INFLUENCES ; 23. Coleridge and Plagiarism ; 24. Coleridge, Biblical and Classical Literature ; 25. Coleridge and Theology ; 26. Coleridge and Shakespeare ; 27. Coleridge and the English Poetic Tradition ; 28. Coleridge and European Literature ; 29. Coleridge's Dialogues with German Thought ; 30. Coleridge and Language Theory ; 31. Coleridge and Philosophy ; 32. Coleridge and the Arts ; 33. Coleridge and Science ; RECEPTION ; 34. Coleridge's Literary Influence ; 35. Coleridge's Early Biographers ; 36. Coleridge Criticism in Continental Europe ; 37. Writing about Coleridge
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