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By J. C. C. Mays

This is the 1st book-length research to learn the "Ancient Mariner" as "poetry," in Coleridge's personal specific feel of the observe. Coleridge's advanced courting with the "Mariner" as an experimental poem lies in its foundation as a joint undertaking with Wordsworth. J. C. C. Mays strains the alterations within the a number of types released in Coleridge's lifetime and exhibits how Wordsworth's response to the poem stimulated its next interpretation. this can be additionally the 1st publication to situate the "Mariner" within the context of the whole thing of Coleridge's prose and verse, now to be had within the Bollingen amassed variation and Notebooks; that's, not just in terms of different poems like "The Ballad of the darkish Ladiè" and "Alice du Clós," but additionally to rules in his literary feedback (especially Biographia Literaria), philosophy, and theology. utilizing a mixture of shut analyzing and large ancient concerns, reception conception, and booklet historical past, Mays surveys the poem's carrying on with lifestyles in illustrated variants and academic textbooks; its passage during the vicissitudes of latest feedback and significant thought; and, in a last bankruptcy, its magnificent affinities with a few experimental poems of the current time. 

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