By J. C. C. Mays
This is the 1st book-length examine to learn the "Ancient Mariner" as "poetry," in Coleridge's personal specific feel of the observe. Coleridge's complex courting with the "Mariner" as an experimental poem lies in its beginning as a joint undertaking with Wordsworth. J. C. C. Mays lines the adjustments within the numerous models released in Coleridge's lifetime and indicates how Wordsworth's stricken response to the poem prompted its next interpretation. this is often additionally the 1st ebook to situate the "Mariner" within the context of the whole thing of Coleridge's prose and verse, now to be had within the Bollingen accumulated version and Notebooks; that's, not just relating to different poems like "The Ballad of the darkish Ladiè" and "Alice du Clós," but in addition to rules in his literary feedback (especially Biographia Literaria), philosophy, and theology. utilizing a mix of shut interpreting and extensive historic issues, reception idea, and booklet background, Mays surveys the poem's carrying on with lifestyles in illustrated variants and academic textbooks; its passage during the vicissitudes of latest feedback and demanding idea; and, in a last bankruptcy, its remarkable affinities with a few experimental poems of the current time.
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