Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)

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9780140424294: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)

With this collection, renowned Colridge biographer Richard Holmes casts new light on the poets sensibilities and accomplishments. Holmes divides the poems into eight categories of theme and genre, dispelling the myth of Coleridge as "the metaphysical dreamer" and rediscovering him as a Romantic autobiographer of tremendous power and range. At the heart of Selected Poetry are the Conversation Poems, a unified and beautifully crafted autobiographical sequence written over a period of twelve years. A series of little-known love poems to Asra, which combine understated passion and desperate directness, reflect the depths of Coleridge's feelings for Sara Hutchinson, his unattainable lifelong love.

The volume also includes the robust Hill Walking Poems, and the secret agony of the Confessional Poems, as well as previously undervalued later poetry born of Coleridge's restless old age and his ironic reflection on his life.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was a poet, critic, and philosopher of Romanticism. He and William Wordsworth published the Lyrical Ballads in 1799, marking a conscious break with 18th-century tradition.

Richard Holmes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE. The first volume of his biography of Coleridge won the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Prize.

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The Aeolian Harp
Alice Du Clos: Or The Forked Tongue. A Ballad
An Angel Visitant
Aria Spontanea
The Ballad Of The Dark Ladie; A Fragment
The Blossoming Of The Solitary Date-tree. A Lament
The Blossoming Of The Solitary Date-tree. A Lament
A Character
Christabel: Part 1
Christabel: Part 2
Constancy To An Ideal Object
A Dark Sky
A Day Dream
The Day-dream; From An Emigrant To His Absent Wife
Dejection: An Ode
The Delinquent Travellers
The Devil's Thoughts
Duty Surviving Self-love; The Only Sure Friend Of Declining Life
Epitaph On Himself
Fancy In Nubibus; Or, The Poet In The Clouds
Farewell To Love; Sonnet
Fears In Solitude
Fire, Famine And Slaughter. A War Eclogue
Four Metrical Experiments: 1. Iambics
Four Metrical Experiments: 2. Trochaics
Four Metrical Experiments: 4. Pindaric
France: An Ode
Frost At Midnight
The Garden Of Boccaccio
Glycine's Song, Fr. Zapolya
Hope And Time
Human Life: On The Denial Of Immortality
Hymn To Mont Blanc [in The Vale Of Chamouni]
Inscription For A Fountain On A Heath
Invisible Powers
An Invocation; Song, Fr. Remorse
The Keep-sake
The Knight's Tomb
Kubla Khan
The Language Of Birds
A Letter To Sara Hutchinson, April 4, 1802 -- Sunday Evening
Life
Limbo
Lines Composed While Climbing The Left Ascent Of Brockley
Lines Written In The Album At Elbingerode, In Hartz Forest
Love
Love's Apparition And Evanishment; An Allegorical Romance
The Mad Monk
The Netherlands
The Nightingale; A Conversation Poem
O Sara! Never Rashly Let Me Go
An Ode On The Destruction Of The Bastile
An Ode To The Rain
On A Ruined House In A Romantic Country
On Donne's Poetry
On Receiving An Account That His Only Sister's Death Was Inevitable
The Pains Of Sleep
The Pang More Sharp Than All; An Allegory
Pantisocracy
Phantom
Phantom Or Fact; A Dialogue In Verse
The Picture, Or The Lover's Resolution
Pity
A Plantive Moment
The Present State Of Society
Psyche
Recollections Of Love
Reflections On Having Left A Place Of Retirement
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
The Sea Mew
Separation
Sonnet (on Quitting School For College)
Sonnet (on Receiving A Letter Informing Me Of The Birth Of A Son)
Sonnet Composed On A Journey Homeward
Sonnet To A Friend Who Asked, How I Felt ... My Infant To Me
Sonnet To The Autumnal Moon
Sonnet To The River Otter
Sonnets On Eminent Characters: 7. To W.l. Bowles (1st Version)
A Stranger Minstrel; To Mrs. Robinson Before Her Death
The Suicide's Argument
A Sunset
This Lime-tree Bower My Prison
A Thought Suggested By A View, Of Saddleback In Cumberland
The Three Graves: Part 3
The Three Graves: Part 4
To A Friend, Together With An Unfinished Poem
To A Young Ass; Its Mother Being Tethered Near It
To A Young Friend On His Proposing To Domesticate With The Author
To Asra
To Nature
To The Author Of 'the Robbers' (schiller)
To The Rev. George Coleridge Of Ottery St. Mary, Devon
To The Young Artist, Kayser Of Kaserwerth
To Two Sisters; A Wanderer's Farewell
To William Wordsworth
A Tombless Epitaph
The Tropic Tree
The Visionary Hope
The Wanderings Of Cain
Work Without Hope
The World That Spidery Witch
The Yellow Hammer
You Mould My Hopes
Youth And Age
Youth And Age: Note
Burning Together
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