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The Resource Coleridge's melancholia : an anatomy of limbo, Eric G. Wilson

Coleridge's melancholia : an anatomy of limbo, Eric G. Wilson

Label
Coleridge's melancholia : an anatomy of limbo
Title
Coleridge's melancholia
Title remainder
an anatomy of limbo
Statement of responsibility
Eric G. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This 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." "In revealing the virtues of Coleridge's gloom, Wilson reassesses the trajectory of Coleridge's poetic career and discovers affinities between Coleridge and later Romantics who often criticized him. As a psychologist of limbo, Coleridge tests the spirit of Byron's meditations on the ruins of history and of Keats' broodings over the rifts between fact and fantasy. Wilson also finds a new place for Coleridge in the history of ideas, positioning him as an anxious precursor of Kierkegaard's dread and the abyss of Nietzsche, and offers an analysis of Coleridge's intellectual development in his later years." "Though committed to Coleridge's poetry, this book is finally a philosophical meditation on the virtues of melancholy - its particular kind of creativity as well as its psychological depths. Exploring a tortured, luminous mind, Coleridge's Melancholia offers a primer on the search for the ancient ideal of soul."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Eric
Dewey number
821/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4487.M43
LC item number
W55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Label
Coleridge's melancholia : an anatomy of limbo, Eric G. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Speculative Gloom
  • Readiness
  • Recollection
  • Hypnagogia
  • Stasis
Control code
56481757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780813027753
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Coleridge's melancholia : an anatomy of limbo, Eric G. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Speculative Gloom
  • Readiness
  • Recollection
  • Hypnagogia
  • Stasis
Control code
56481757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780813027753
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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