Coleridge's Melancholia: An Anatomy of Limbo


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This lively intellectual biography of the second half of Coleridge's life argues that the poet, in his mature work, reveals a brilliant though troubled genius for conveying the ambiguities of psychological limbo. Asserting that the later poetry is the key element of Coleridge's career, Eric G. Wilson proposes that this period of work reflects the poet's ability to imagine and dissect both sides of life's grand antagonisms--many and one, body and soul, fact and dream, flux and permanence. Trapped in a vague region between ...

Coleridge's Melancholia: An Anatomy of Limbo 2004, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813027753