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N both were in The Friendship PDF or their early twenties and in the euphoria of mutual discovery these brilliant and idealistic young men planned a poem that would succeed where the French Revolution failed a poem that would uite literally change the world In this wonderfully lively and readable account acclaimed author Adam Sisman explores their passiona. Sisman balances both scholarship and story and Wordsworth and Coleridge s lives in a way that allows for an intricate and readable portrait As someone who knows uite a bit about the lake poets and has read several biographies recently I probably enjoyed this book less than it deserves Overall its focus on friendship grounds the work and confirmed my feelings that Wordsworth was not a great friend

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The Friendship Wordsworth and Coleridge

Wordsworth and Kindle #210 The story of the legendary friendship between Wordsworth and Coleridge The friendship between William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge produced dazzling results From it came Lyrical Ballads the volume that kick started the Romantic Movement in England Rarely have two such gifted writers cooperated so closely They met in whe. Most scholars of the Lake Poets read about Wordsworth and his perspective of the events in his celebrated literary friendship with Coleridge Unfortunately Wordsworth biographers usually glorify WW at the expense of STC especially as his opium addiction makes it very easy to criticize SRC s failures at the expense of the sage of Dove Cottage However Richard Holmes s two volume biography while the best we ll ever have on STC perhaps errs in the other direction Holmes covers it in all its complications including all of STC s faults without much of excusing them though Holmes acutely describes the psychology that led to thatThis volume then is probably ideal for readers who want a good biography of both poets and the events that led to Lyrical Ballads and their greatest work It is tru

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Te and tempestuous bond and the way Friendship Wordsworth and PDFEPUB #188 in which rivalry bred tension between them Though much has been written about this extraordinary duo no previous biographer has considered them together The result offers insights into the rich yet neglected topic of friendship and tantalizing glimpses of the creative process itself. Interesting examination of the friendship between two seminal English poets Wordsworth who later became somewhat conservative was a firebrand in his youth who supported the French Revolution despite societal disapproval Coleridge was mercurial somewhat unreliable and a drug addict Still these two had a very close relationship even publishing a book of poetry togetherThe author has done his research Further his prose is clear and lucid Recommended


10 thoughts on “The Friendship Wordsworth and Coleridge

  1. says:

    This is a well written well researched dual biography Sisman places them in the context of the eventful political

  2. says:

    Most scholars of the Lake Poets read about Wordsworth and his perspective of the events in his celebrated literary friendship with Coleridge Unfortunately Wordsworth biographers usually glorify WW at the expense of STC especially as his opium addiction makes it very easy to criticize SRC's failures at the expense of the sage of Dov

  3. says:

    There is to this book than a consideration of one famous friendship It succeeds in giving us a look at the idea of friendship as well as how it has been transformed over the last two centuries There is also much about Wordsworth's relationship with his sister Dorothy also a friendship of great intensity We are reminded that one thing that hasn't changed in friendship is how easily it can be shattered by the play of egos Perhaps

  4. says:

    Sisman balances both scholarship and story and Wordsworth and Coleridge's lives in a way that allows for an intricate and readable portrait As someone who knows uite a bit about the lake poets and has read several biographies recently I probably enjoyed this book less than it deserves Overall its focus on friendship ground

  5. says:

    A biography of the friendship between William Wordsworth Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the less well known Robert SoutheyThe book opens with the French Revolution and its influence on the youthful Coleridge and Southey who dreamt up a political vision they called Pantisocracy rule by all as euals that involved a communist property system no sl

  6. says:

    During the early idyllic stage of their friendship Wordsworth and Coleridge spent long days wandering around in the natural beauty of the English countryside deep in discussion Talking for miles and miles they covered philosophy and the nature and purpose of poetry then interrupted those thoughts to make note of some particular aspect of their surroundings—images of flowers leaves light or clouds that they us

  7. says:

    Full disclosure I pretty much skimmed this book But then coming in at well over 400 pages it's clearly written for true W and C fans a group which doesn't include me I just picked it up on a whim because it was marked down and I have little or no impulse control where books are concerned In the general scheme of things my level of interest in Coleridge and Wordsworth is doomed to remain at a fairly modest threshold But this is ce

  8. says:

    This book was my companion for the better part of six months perhaps longer It became clear early on that Sisman’s prose was thoroughgoing providing plenty of context for Wordsworth’s and Coleridge’s relationship I was going to have to take it in small doses as one might one might though not Coleridge unfortunately a

  9. says:

    Interesting examination of the friendship between two seminal English poets Wordsworth who later became somewhat conservative was a firebrand in his youth who supported the French Revolution despite societal disapproval Coleridge was mercurial somewhat unreliable and a drug addict Still these two had a very close relationship even

  10. says:

    Although I am not much of a poetry reader and the only poem of Wordsworth I really know is the one about the daffodils I am a lover of history and I enjoyed this dual biography of the two men and their inspiring to each friendship a friendshi