Coleridge and the idea of friendship, 1789-1804 /
Gurion Taussig.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c2002.
376 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c2002.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-367) and index.
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This book analyzes Coleridge's male friendships during the 1790s. It shows the poet's experience of relationship is structured by and contribute a contemporary debate about friendship. Examination of Coleridge's epistolary relations with Poole, Southey, Lamb, Lloyd, Thelwall, Wordsworth, and Godwin demonstrates that each friendship negotiates issues of relationship discussed throughout English culture of this period. The Introduction situates the book's arguments in the critical literature. Chapter 1 contextualizes Coleridge in a contemporary debate on friendship; Chapter 2 traces Coleridge's intimacy with Poole in terms of gender identity; Chapter 3 demonstrates how Coleridge's friendship with Southey was structured by rationalist and sentimental modes of friendship; Chapter 4 examines Coleridge's place in a debate concerning friendship's political meanings; Chapter 5 examines Coleridge's oppositional friendship with John Thelwall; Chapter 6 faces the conflict between religious and mercantilemodels of friendship in Coleridge's relation with Lamb and Lloyd; Chapter 7 explores Coleridge's relations with Wordsworth in terms of sympathy; chapter 8 shows how Coleridge manages friendship with Godwin and Southey. The Postscript, in examining Coleridge's intimacy with Washington Allston, demonstrates the influence of the foregoing ideas of friendship on the poet's later life.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 15
Transcendence and Its Limits: Friendship in the 1780sp. 50
Idea and Substance: Coleridge, Thomas Poole, and the Genderings of Male Friendshipp. 87
Coleridge, Southey, and the Problem of Pantisocratic Friendshipp. 116
Friends of Humanity: Coleridge, Southey, and The Anti-Jacobinp. 146
"They answer and provoke each other's songs:" Coleridge, Thelwall, and Oppositional Friendshipp. 177
"It is a usual concomitant of persons of his character to explain a human sympathy by a divine impulse:" Coleridge, Charles Lamb, and Charles Lloyd, 1794-98p. 214
Coleridge and Wordsworth: Friendship and the Problem of "living with thyself/And for thyself"p. 246
Managing Friendship: Coleridge, Godwin, and Southey, 1799-1804p. 278
Postscript: "Our excellent transatlantic friend": Coleridge and Washington Allston, 1806-18p. 315
Notesp. 328
Bibliographyp. 357
Indexp. 368
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