Private Lives of the Ancient Mariner: Coleridge and his by Molly Lefebure

By Molly Lefebure

A attention-grabbing new research of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the non-public Lives of the traditional Mariner illuminates the poet's deeply stricken character and stormy own lifestyles via a hugely unique research of his relationships. In her final released paintings the prestigious Coleridgean, Molly Lefebure, presents profound mental insights into Coleridge via a meticulous examine of his family existence, drawing upon an enormous and specific physique of data received from a lifetime's examine of the poet, and making skilful use of the letters, poems and biographies of the guy himself and his friends and family.

The writer strains the roots of Coleridge's unarguably dysfunctional character from his earliest youth; his place as his mother's favoured baby, the lack of this prestige with the loss of life of his father, and removing to the 'Bluecoat' college in London. Coleridge's narcissistic melancholy, flamboyance, and cold-hearted, usually merciless, rejection of his kin and of loving attachments commonly are tested in shut element. the writer additionally explores Coleridge's careers in journalism and politics in addition to poetry, in his early, heady 'jacobin' days, and later on the middle of the British wartime institution at Malta. In either one of those arenas Coleridge exerted his skills to remarkable impact, even if they've got usually been neglected in value determinations of his works. His digital abandonment of his little ones and tragic disintegration lower than the impression of opium are incorporated within the vast sweep of the booklet which additionally encompasses an exam of the lives of Coleridge's youngsters, upon whom the manipulations of the daddy left their damaging mark.

Molly Lefebure unravels the enigma that's Coleridge with consummate ability in a publication so one can convey large entertainment to any reader with an curiosity within the poet's existence and times.

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