A Modern Coleridge

Cultivation, Addiction, Habits

Authors: Timár, A.

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A Modern Coleridge shows the interrelatedness of the discourses of cultivation, addiction and habit in Coleridge's poetry and prose, and argues that these all revolve around the problematic nexus of a post-Kantian idea of free will, essential to Coleridge's eminently modern idea of the 'human'.

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Andrea Timár is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Her articles on Coleridge appeared in The Wordsworth Circle, The Coleridge Bulletin, Notes and Queries, and Critical Engagements: a Journal of Criticism and Theory.

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“ANDREA TIMÁR’S STUDY BRINGS A FRESH PERSPECTIVE to the problem of Coleridge’s mature politics by viewing his concerns about the dangers of the fast ‘diffusion of information and knowledge’ (64) and restless craving for ‘the wonders of the day’ (63) alongside the similar concerns of Walter Benjamin, who—in the years leading up to the Second World War—identified the deleterious effects of modernity.” (Paul Cheshire, The Coleridge Bulletin, Issue 51, Summer, 2018)


“Deployment of the three motifs of cultivation, addiction, and habit gives a welcome thematic coherence to the whole, particularly as the argument gathers up the interrelations of the three. This framework to the book also gives a sense of anticipation for readers, enhanced by the presentation of interesting combinations of texts. … the ambitious reach of the book and the interest generated by the trajectories of its investigations commend it to others working on this topic … .” (Murray J. Evans, Romanticism, vol. 24 (2), July, 2018)


“Timár’s Modern Coleridge is certainly a well-researched and thought-provoking study with a very original focus on Coleridge’s (sometimes unexpected) modernity. It is a rare book in that it effectively combines historical context with multifarious pieces of Coleridge’s works, offering new insights into the author’s epistemological approach to poetry and life in general.” (Annalisa Volpone, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 24 (1), 2018)


“It is clear that this book, imaginatively structured, energetically researched and lucidly written … is one with which readers of Coleridge are going to have to engage. For this reader, it is the most provocative and exciting book on Coleridge for decades.” (Stephen Bygrave, The BARS Review, Issue 47, Spring, 2016)


“Timar provides a comprehensive yet thoroughly modern take on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ideology ... . The reader is treated to a groundbreaking and thoroughly modern account of Coleridge’s mind’s inner workings. ... Timar shows that Coleridge transcends his place and time, making movements that can and should be seen as precursors to the modern. Indeed, Timar’s book is dense, but only because each claim that is made is thoroughly corroborated with research.” (Eric Englert, Christianity & Literature, Vol. 65 (3), 2016)


“Andrea Timár describes her compact and engaging study of Coleridge as a first attempt to bring into conversation the ‘discourses of cultivation, addiction, and habit’ … . Timár’s study succeeds in highlighting aspects of Coleridge’s uniquely complex and profound reflections on human agency, education, imagination, and how our grasp of these issues remains perennially suspended between empirical and transcendent frameworks.” (Thomas Pfau, Studies in Romanticism, Vol. 55 (1), 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Modern Coleridge
Book Subtitle
Cultivation, Addiction, Habits
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53146-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137531469
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53145-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70884-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 180
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