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Coleridge as Talker: Sage of Highgate, <i>Table Talk</i>

David Vallins

in The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199644179
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199644179.013.0017

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Coleridge as Talker: Sage of Highgate, Table Talk

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This article examines the reputation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a talker and sage. It suggests that Coleridge's celebrity as a sage and conversationalist was at its height during his stay with the Gillmans in Highgate, England from 1816 onwards, and especially the period after 1829. The article discusses the distinctive opinions he expressed to his numerous visitors in this period based on Table Talk.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; talker; sage; conversationalist; Highgate; England; Gillmans; Table Talk

Article.  8006 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (19th Century) ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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