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Coleridge's Dialogues With German Thought

Elinor Shaffer

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/9780199644179.013.0030

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Coleridge's Dialogues With German Thought

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This article examines Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ‘dialogues’ with German thought and literature. It explains that Coleridge was deeply engaged in the German renaissance of culture in the late eighteenth century, leading to the high period of German literature. The article discusses Coleridge's early interest in German, his appreciation of Friedrich Schiller as a playwright, and his reading of contemporary poets such as Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; German literature; German renaissance; Friedrich Schiller; playwright; Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

Article.  7812 words. 

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

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