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Biographia literaria

or, Biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions : and two lay sermons: I. The statesman's manual: II. Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters

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Published by G. Bell in London .

About the Book

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1817 work Biographia Literaria is an autobiography in discourse; loosely structured and non-linear, the work is meditative and contains numerous philosophical essays. Initially criticized as the product of Coleridge's opiate-driven descent into illness, more recent critics have given the work far more credit and recognition. The book is the origin of the well-known critical idea of "willing suspension of disbelief."

Edition Notes

Bohn's standard library


Library of Congress
PR4476 .A1 1817a

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v, 440 p.

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