Tragic Coleridge


Chris Murray

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 194 pages

File size: 2.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Murray contends that cycles of catastrophe and catharsis are everywhere in the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who viewed the hardships of his lifetime, like the catastrophes of Greek tragedy, as stages in a process of humanity’s purification. Offering new readings of canonical poems, as well as neglected plays and critical works, Murray elaborates Coleridge’s tragic vision in relation to Romantic contemporaries and tragic theorists from Aristotle to Steiner.