Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher, and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is best known for his works 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan', as well as for his major prose work 'Biographia Literaria'. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. Coleridge coined many familiar words and phrases, including 'suspension of disbelief'. He was also a prolific opium user and suffered from bouts of anxiety and depression.


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  1. 1. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is a classic English poem that tells the story of a mariner who kills an albatross, bringing bad luck and hardship on himself and his ship's crew. The mariner's journey becomes a spiritual quest as he is forced to confront the consequences of his actions and the nature of redemption. The poem is known for its vivid and imaginative language, including the famous line, "Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink."

  2. 2. Lyrical Ballads

    "Lyrical Ballads" is a collection of poems that marks the beginning of the English Romantic Movement in literature. The book features a series of poems that blend traditional forms with a direct, realistic style and themes focusing on rural life, the supernatural, and the struggles of common people. It also includes the authors' philosophical reflections on nature, imagination, and the human condition.

  3. 3. Biographia Literaria

    "Biographia Literaria" is a semi-autobiographical work that delves into the author's philosophical and critical thoughts. The book is a series of first-person narratives, conversations, and reflections, all of which are interspersed with the author's literary criticism and philosophy. The author discusses his personal experiences, his thoughts on the nature of poetry, and his analysis of contemporary literature. The work is notable for its exploration of the creative process and the nature of imagination.

  4. 4. Poems And Prose

    This collection is an amalgamation of the author's most profound works, showcasing a blend of both poetry and prose that delves into themes of nature, spirituality, and human emotion. The book features some of the writer's most celebrated poems, which are renowned for their lyrical beauty and philosophical depth, alongside lesser-known prose pieces that reveal the author's thoughts on literature, philosophy, and society. The juxtaposition of poetic and prosaic forms within the volume highlights the author's versatility and his ability to convey complex ideas with both concision and eloquence.