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Coleridge as critic

Herbert Read

Coleridge as critic

by Herbert Read

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Published by Faber and Faber in london .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Expanded version of a lecture given to a Symposium on the Great Critics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, April 14th, 1948.

Statementby Herbert Read.
The Physical Object
Pagination40p. ;
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18502195M

  Bibliographical footnotes Introduction, by K. CoburnColeridge; his life and work, by I. A. RichardsThe mariner and the albatross, by G. WhalleyThe theme of The ancient mariner, by D. W. HardingThe nightmare world of The ancient mariner, by E. E. BostetterThe systolic rhythm; the structure of Coleridge's conversation poems, by A. GérardKubla Khan, by E. SchneiderColeridge Pages: criticism of S. T. Coleridge. Before examining the details of his thoery, I wish to give a glimpse of his intellectual milieu and the background of his thought. John Coleridge, father of the poet and critic, at once a vicar and the master of King's School, Free Grammar School, was versedFile Size: KB.

Coleridge is also known to us as a critic through his "Biographia Literaria". Like all other romantic poets, he is a dreamer with the perfection of a creative genius. To him "poetry is the lava of imagination". Poetry of Coleridge carries the beauty of Nature as well as supernatural beings. Coleridge’s Criticism of Life1 Noel Jackson _____ M Y PAPER IS ABOUT AN EXPERIENCE that Coleridge puts at the origin and at the heart of aesthetic response. This is a state for which Coleridge provides a phenomenological record of extraordinary precision and sensitivity; and Coleridge is as extraordinary—with Keats, perhaps, the best File Size: KB.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Coleridge's Literary Criticism by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! Product Information. Long celebrated as a great aesthetic idealist and champion of the imagination, Coleridge is now beginning to be understood as a literary critic with many other dimensions, with exciting and far-reaching insights into language, and with detailed notions about the psychological, historical, and linguistic demands of the literary this study, Timothy Corrigan.


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Coleridge as critic by Herbert Read Download PDF EPUB FB2

A man of stupendous learning, both in philosophy and literature, ancient as well as modern, and refined sensibility and penetration intellect, Coleridge was eminently fitted to the task of a critic. His practical criticism consists of his evaluations of Shakespeare and other English dramatists, and of Milton and Wordsworth.

COLERIDGE AS CRITIC By HERBERT READ THE privilege of discussing Coleridge on such an oc casion* carries with it a certain act of renunciation. There is no figure, in the whole history of English literature, who is so intrinsically fascinating, and we might spend a very pleasant hour recalling Coleridge's personality in all its sug.

The genius of Samuel Taylor Coleridge extended over many domains. In poetry he is best known for compositions such as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Frost at Midnight, Christabel, and Kubla Khan, as well as Lyrical Ballads (), which he co-authored with Wordsworth.

Coleridge as critic. London, Faber and Faber [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Read.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge [] was a great poet, but he is also a great critic. He is one of the greatest of poet-critics that England has ever produced. He was a genius and when he inspired, and when the mood was upon him, he could create works of the highest order, but he was incapable of sustained and persistent labour.

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and Business. Coleridge's great contributions to literary criticism were his lectures on poetry and Shakespeare, given after leaving the Lake District and staying in Italy, and his response to Wordsworth's dissertation in Lyrical Ballads, in which some of Coleridge's poem's are published.

According to Arthur Symons, Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria is {the greatest book of criticism in English,” and Rene Wellek s of the view that Coleridge is a link “between German Transcendentalism and English romanticism.” C’azamian observes: “No one before him in England had brought such mental breadth to the discussion of aesthetic values.”.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (born OctoOttery St. Mary, Devonshire, England—died JHighgate, near London), English lyrical poet, critic, and philosopher. His Lyrical Ballads, written with William Wordsworth, heralded the English Romantic movement, and his Biographia Literaria ().

Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the premier poet-critic of modern English tradition, distinguished for the scope and influence of his thinking about literature Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the premier poet-critic of modern English tradition, distinguished for the scope and influence of his thinking about literature as much as for his innovative verse.

This article examines Samuel Taylor Coleridge's career as a literary critic, focusing on his Biographia Literaria and Essays on the Principles of Genial Criticism.

It explains that Biographia Literaria is Coleridge's most controversial, most widely read and most provocative work, which he wrote after his battle with opium by: 1. After eliminating one after another the possible contenders for the title of the greatest critic, Saintsbury concludes: "So, then there abide these three – Aristotle, Longinus and Coleridge." According to Arthur Symons, Coleridge's Biographia Literaria is, " the greatest book of criticism in English." Herbert Read concludes Coleridge as.

Coleridge was one of the most important literary critics of the era and most of his significant prose can be found in this collection. He was the intellect behind the Romantic literary movement where Wordsworth was its heart. Together, the two poets forged a revolution in verse at the beginning of the 19th by: S.

Coleridge As a Critic Coleridge is one of the greatest of literary critics, and his greatness has been almost universally recognized. He occupies, without doubt, the fist place among English literary critics. After eliminating one after another the possible contenders for.

Coleridge’s views on critic ► Coleridge is the first English critic who based his literary criticism on philosophical principles. While critics before him had been content to turn a poem inside out and to discourse on its merits and demerits, Coleridge busied himself with the basic question of ‘how it came to be there.

He has published books and essays on Coleridge as well as other nineteenth and twentieth century English poets and critics. His most recent book is Rollercoasters: An Anthology of Poetry from the Romantics to the Present Day edited with David Womersley (Oxford University Press).

Coleridge, appear to have been, before his death inthe only critics who approached his poetry with the same sympathetic effort at understanding that Coleridge himself employed when he criticised the work of others. Of the reception that Coleridge's earliest effusions met with, we have his own account published some twenty years.

Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often influenced by literary theory, which is the philosophical discussion of literature's goals and methods. Biographia Literaria by ST Coleridge| Coleridge as a Critic By Datta Sawant Samuel Taylor Coleridge () is most famous as a romantic poet but also held equally valuable as a critic.

One of the greatest poet-critics, Coleridge is remembered for his genius poetic creations and critical opinions on poetry and literature. Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( - ) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.

He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, and his sonnet Ozymandias are all respected as inventive and widely influential Romantic pieces. Coleridge's prose works, especially Biographia Literaria, were also broadly read in his day.

Coleridge died in Coleridge himself described Biographia Literaria as an ‘immethodical miscellany’ of ‘life and opinions’. Inthe poet Arthur Symons called the work ‘the greatest book of criticism in English, and one of the most annoying books in any language’.

Poetic theory in Biographia Literaria. Coleridge looks with condescension on characteristics that belong to popular art, failing to understand that reaffirming people’s received ideas is as great a part of literature as challenging them, and that the “cheap thrills” of the book are appropriate to its genre.

Coleridge’s essay does open with a consideration of the book’s widespread appeal, noting that “the horrible and the preternatural have Author: William Seaton.