Darker Reflections, 1804-1834

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A biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the 19th century British poet who wrote The Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. The book examines his neuralgia, which turned him into an opium addict, and the influence this had on his writing. It follows his career in the civil service, his failed marriages and a trip to Germany where he came under the influence of German idealism, becoming its principal conduit in England.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon, 2000, ©1998
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9780375708381
Branch Call Number: 921 Coler
Description: 622 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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The second volume of Holmes' award-winning biography. These two volumes are the books to use for research on Coleridge's life.

One of my favorite English Romantics, even if Coleridge wrote a handful of masterpiece poems, many average ones, with, yes, some stinkers. Coleridge was an excellent literary critic, a fascinating conversationalist, and a terrible husband. Holmes has a real empathy for the Romantics and write... Read More »

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