Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, Parte1
Princeton University Press, 1984 - 409 páginas
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work.
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Supposed irritability of men of Genius - Brought to the test of Facts — Causes and Occasions of the charge - Its Injustice Chapter 3. The author's obligations to critics , and the probable occasion — Principles of modern criticism - Mr ...
The facts are often more complex than is generally recognised . In pursuing Coleridge's " borrowings ” we must frequently leap from one page to another some distance away , or to another work , and then back again .
The peculiar circumstances of the book's composition , the fact that the greater part of it was dictated , the long delays and difficulties with the printers at Bristol , the change of publishers to a minor firm that soon afterwards ...
In fact , on the production of his tragedy Remorse in January 1813 ( it ran for twenty nights at Drury Lane ) he became overnight a celebrity . Various courses of lectures in London and Bristol followed .
It is important for us to realise this fact . For most of the Biographia was dictated to John Morgan , without whose help we might never have had it . To remember this will help to explain many characteristics of the book .
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