Cover: The Creative Mind in Coleridge’s Poetry in HARDCOVER

The Creative Mind in Coleridge’s Poetry

Currently unavailable

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$54.50 • £43.95 • €49.00

ISBN 9780674175730

Publication Date: 01/11/1982

Short

200 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Not for sale in UK, British Commonwealth & Europe (except Canada)

Five of Coleridge’s major poems are given fresh scrutiny in this arresting study. One of its unusual features is the attention given the Preface to “Kubla Khan,” the Gloss to The Ancient Mariner, and other prose accompaniments to the poems usually dismissed as extraneous. Devices such as these, the author argues, are strategically employed by Coleridge in an effort to engage the reader in a fully imaginative response.

Kathleen Wheeler elucidates the texts in terms of aesthetic experience and also in terms of the philosophical principles that inform them, showing how Coleridge’s theories of mind and imagination function within the poems and shape their design. A subtle and gifted reader of poetry, she enriches our understanding of poems we thought we knew well, and provides insights along the way into the creative process.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Cover: A Theory of Justice: Original Edition, by John Rawls, from Harvard University Press

John Rawls: Speaking in a Shared Political Language

On the occasion of the anniversary of the publication of A Theory of Justice, Andrius Gališanka, author of John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice, reflects on some of Rawls’s ideas on moral and political reasoning