Coleridge the Visionary

Author: Beer, John


PDF ISBN 978-1-84760-044-8 284 pages; file size 1.7 mb One printing permitted; copying disabled. Also in ePub and Mobi.

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Now a critical classic, Coleridge the Visionary was first published in 1959 by Chatto & Windus. This much-cited book throws light on the intellectual organization of Coleridge's poetry and the imaginative qualities implicit in his philosophy. Three formats: PDF, ePub and Mobi.

John Beer's treatment of the visionary Coleridge is at the same time an informative companion to the 18th century's explorations of mythology in such works as Calmet's Antiquities Sacred and Profane, Burnet's Theory of the Earth, Campanella's City of the Sun, Lowth's De Sacra Poesi Hebraeorum, Maurice's Hindostan, Bryant's Analysis of Ancient Mythology, Grew's Cosmologia Sacra.

Chapter headings

Coleridge and Romanticism
The Sense of Glory
“Science, Freedom and the Truth in Christ”
The Daemonic Sublime
The Glorious Sun
“By all the Eagle in thee, All the Dove”
The River and the Caverns
Fountain of the Sun
The Visionary Gleam

About the author

John Beer is well known for his work on English Romantic literature. He has lectured in India and the U.S.A. as well as at Manchester and Cambridge, where he is now Emeritus Professor of English Literature and Fellow of Peterhouse. His books include Coleridge the Visionary, Coleridge's Poetic Intelligence, Blake's Humanism, Blake's Visionary Universe, Wordsworth and the Human Heart, Wordsworth in Time, Questioning Romanticism (ed.), Romantic Consciousness: Blake to Mary Shelley, Post-Romantic Consciousness: Dickens to Sylvia Plath, Romantic Influences and William Blake: A Literary Life.


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