Coleridge, Revision and Romanticism

Coleridge, Revision and Romanticism

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The Romantic phenomenon of multiple texts has been shaped by the link between revision and authorial intent. However, what has been overlooked are the profound implications of multiple and contradictory versions of the same text for a materialist approach; using the works of Coleridge as a case study and the afterlife of the French Revolution as the main theme, this monograph lays out the methodology for a more detailed multi-layered analysis. Scrutinising four works of Coleridge (two poems, a newspaper article and a play), where every major variant is read as a separate work with its own distinct socio-historical context, Ve-Yin Tee challenges the notion that any one text is representative of its totality. By re-reading Coleridge in the light of alternative textual materials within that time, he opens a wider scope for meaning and the understanding of Coleridge's oeuvre.Regulations and Instructions Relating to His Majestya#39;s Service at Sea, 13th edn ( London: Royal Navy, 1790), p. 46. Anonymous ... From Brian Goldberg, The Lake Poets and Professional Identity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), p. 217. According ... Monthly Review 29 (1799), 204. Naval Chronicle 2 (1799), 328. Ralph Fell was offered the position in 1802; refer to LL, II, p. 70. British Critic anbsp;...

Title:Coleridge, Revision and Romanticism
Author:Ve-Yin Tee
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2009-09-30


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