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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... in the mystical language of the Platonists and schoolmen, of Kant and Jacob
Behmen" (New Monthly Magazine); "German metaphysics, or metaphysics, if
possible, still more obscure . . . other parts as unintelligible as the metaphysics" (
... solid "philosophic reason, independent of all foreseen application to particular
works and authors",8 was making his actual applications of the greatest possible
worth when finally they came, as they do come profusely in the second volume.
... exemplified above all by Plato, of permanence and ultimate significance. What
gave him the immediate confidence that this was possible was his discovery of
the German exploration of these subjects and interests during the later
... and passive; and this is not possible without an intermediate faculty, which is at
once both active and passive. (In philosophical language, we must denominate
this intermediate faculty in all its degrees and determinations, the IMAGINATION.
The "association of ideas" comes into play, but Coleridge warns that neither
materialism nor "any possible theory of association, supplies or supersedes a
theory of perception, or explains the formation of the associate".1 It is the primary
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