Towards a Romantic Conception of Nature: Coleridge's Poetry up to 1803

A study in the history of ideas

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This study describes in detail the development of Coleridge’s attitude to nature as it is reflected in his poetry. It analyses the different stages of Coleridge’s search for a meaningful relation to nature from an uncritical adoption of the eighteenth century conventions in his early poetry to a projectionist view in his poems of 1802. It offers challenging new readings of some of Coleridge’s major poems like ‘The Ancient Mariner’ and ‘Dejection: an Ode’, and tries to rehabilitate some minor ones, like ‘The Picture’. Attention is also paid to his relation with Wordsworth. It discusses in detail the philosophical background of Coleridge’s views and considers the contribution of German thought to his development. As a whole this study affords a new insight into the genesis of romanticism in England.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vi
Introduction
1
1. The Eighteenth Century Tradition of Nature Poetry
13
2. The Traditional Character of Coleridge’s Early Poetry
25
3. The 1796 Poems and their Philosophical Background
33
4. Coleridge and Wordsworth in 1797; Their Interest in Evil and Alienation
55
5. Alienation Reconsidered: ‘The Ancient Mariner’
65
6. ‘Frost at Midnight’: A Companion Piece to ‘The Ancient Mariner’
95
7. A Brief Survey of Continental Ideas on Man and Nature
103
8. A Movement Away From Empiricism, Towards the ‘one Life’ Idea: 1799–1803
117
9. The ‘one Life’ and Alienation: ‘Dejection: an Ode’
133
10. ‘Kubla Khan’ and its Ideational Resemblance to ‘Dejection: an Ode’
147
11. Reality and Dream: Romantic Irony in ‘The Picture’
153
Conclusion
169
Notes
173
Bibliography
203
Index
209
Index of Coleridge’s works
213
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Literature & Literary Studies

English literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  84024633