Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems

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DigiCat, 2022 M09 16 - 90 pages
In 'Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems,' Samuel Taylor Coleridge offers readers a voyage through the depths of human experience wrapped in the supernatural and the sublime. The heart of this work, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' showcases Coleridge's skillful use of vivid imagery and meter, famously contributing to what would become known as the Romantic Movement. His poetry, dense with symbol and myth, dives into themes of nature, spirituality, and the human psyche with a linguistic complexity that has cemented its place within the literary canon. As with many reproductions from DigiCat Publishing, this edition revitalizes Coleridge's masterpieces for contemporary readership, maintaining the integrity of the original texts within a modern format. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a luminary of English literature, was not only a poet but also a critic and philosopher whose ideas helped shape the romantic era's contours. His poetry often reveals a preoccupation with the metaphysical, drawing heavily on his vast literary knowledge, theological interests, and personal torments, which included a lifelong struggle with opium addiction. 'Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems' reflects a mind that sought to transcend the ordinary, blending sublime beauty with a keen awareness of human fallibility. This edition is an indispensable addition to the library of anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the rich tradition of English poetry. The republished works within, including 'Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems,' serve as a testament to the enduring power of Coleridge's language and vision. It appeals to scholars and enthusiasts of Romantic literature alike, offering a window into the brilliance of an epoch and one of its most enigmatic figures. Readers are invited to reencounter the spellbinding rhythms and haunting themes that continue to echo through the centuries.
 

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INTRODUCTION
THE REST OF THE STORY
VII
CHRISTABEL AND KUBLA KHAN
AN ODE
PARTI
THE CONCLUSION TO PART THE FIRST
THE CONCLUSION TO PART THE SECOND
AN
YOUTH AND
WORK WITHOUT HOPE EPITAPH

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who played a pivotal role in the Romantic movement. Coleridge is best known for his enduring works such as 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' which is a masterpiece of supernaturalism that weaves a tale of penance and redemption. His collaboration with William Wordsworth in the publication of 'Lyrical Ballads' in 1798 marked a decisive moment in the emergence of Romantic literature, breaking from the classical poetic forms and themes that had previously dominated the literary scene. Coleridge's work is characterized by its rich imagery, intricate symbolism, and exploration of nature, the human mind, and the metaphysical. His other notable works include 'Kubla Khan' and 'Christabel', which further cemented his reputation as a preeminent poet of the Romantic age. In addition to his poetic achievements, Coleridge was an influential literary critic, especially well-regarded for his lectures on Shakespeare. Despite his struggles with opium addiction, which influenced his often erratic career, Coleridge's intellectual contributions to literary theory, particularly in the field of aesthetics and his concept of the imagination, have had a lasting impact on literary criticism. 'Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems' compiles some of his most esteemed poetry, reflecting the depth and breadth of his literary prowess.

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