Fallen World in Coleridge's Poetry
By Agnetta Lindgren
Lund University Press
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
From the Introduction:
The complexity of Coleridge's work is manifested in the diversity of approaches to which he has been subjected. The fragmentariness of that work and the contradictory elements within it, have sometimes been considered as merely a matter of taking refuge in ambiguities. The difficulty in making an assessment of Coleridge's intellectual position has been perceived as "wad[ing] into a morass [since] Coleridge is a writer almost unique in his special combination of allusiveness, fragmentariness of statement, complication of interests, and neurotic inability to attend to the demands of formal presentation", as McFarland says (1969, viii)...
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