Steiner and Raymond Williams. He draws comparisons with the works of Blake, the Shelleys, and Keats to explore the factors that shaped Coleridge's conception of tragedy, including the origins of sacrifice, developments in
Classical scholarship, theories of inspiration and the author's quest for civic status. With cycles of catastrophe and catharsis everywhere in his works, Coleridge depicted the world as a site of tragic purgation, and wrote himself into it as an embattled sage qualified to mediate the vicissitudes of his age.
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About the Author
Chris Murray is an IAS Junior Research Fellow in the Department of English Studies at Durham University. His research centres on Romanticism, and explores the dialogues British Romantic authors create with Classical literature, Irish studies, and Orientalism.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: Romantic tragedy and tragic Romanticism; Coleridge’s tragic influences; Hamartia and suffering in the poetical works; The catastrophes of real life; The tragic ’impulse’: fragments and Coleridge’s forms of incompletion; The Lear vocation: Coleridge and Romantic theatre; The tragic sage; Failed sacrifices and the un-tragic Coleridge: Conclusion: ’The sage, the poet, lives for all mankind’, Bibliography, Index.