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By Richard Holmes

Publish yr note: First released in 1995
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Timely reissue of the second one quantity of Holmes's vintage biographies of 1 of the best Romantic poets. Richard Holmes's biography of Coleridge transforms our view of the poet of 'Kubla Khan' perpetually. Holmes's Coleridge leaps out of those pages because the remarkable, lively and ceaselessly upsetting poet of genius that he used to be.

This second volume covers the final 30 years of Coleridge's occupation (1804-1834) within which he travelled restlessly in the course of the Mediterranean, again to his outdated haunts within the Lake District and the West kingdom, and eventually settled in Highgate. It used to be a interval of family turmoil. His marriage broke up, his opium habit elevated, he quarrelled with Wordsworth, his personal son Hartley Coleridge (a talented poet himself) grew to become an alcoholic. And after a determined time of transition, Coleridge re-emerged at the literary scene as a brand new type of philosophical and meditative writer.

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In Buenos Aires I met a v e r y eccentric A r g e n t i n e w r i t e r w h o s e n a m e w a s , o r is, O m a r V i g n o l e ; I d o n ' t k n o w if he is still l i v i n g . H e w a s a giant of a man and carried a heavy w a l k i n g stick. O n c e , in a m i d t o w n r e s t a u r a n t w h e r e he h a d i n v i t e d m e t o d i n n e r , h e t u r n e d t o m e at t h e t a b l e , m o t i o n i n g m e t o a seat, a n d said in a b o o m i n g v o i c e that c o u l d b e h e a r d t h r o u g h o u t t h e r o o m , w h i c h w a s filled w i t h r e g u l a r c u s t o m e r s : " S i t d o w n , O m a r V i g n o l e !

A n d s e v eral o f t h e m w a n t t o t h r a s h t h e d a y l i g h t s o u t o f m e ; I ' d r a t h e r h a v e t h e m d o it t o y o u . " Lost in the City 43 V i g n o l e h a d b e e n an a g r o n o m i s t i n a n A r g e n t i n e p r o v i n c e a n d h a d b r o u g h t b a c k a c o w t h a t b e c a m e his inseparable f r i e n d . H e u s e d t o w a l k all o v e r B u e n o s A i r e s w i t h his c o w , l e a d i n g h e r b y a r o p e . A r o u n d that t i m e , h e p u b l i s h e d s o m e b o o k s , all w i t h i n t r i g u i n g titles: What the Cow Thinks, My Cow and /, e t c .

H e r i n v o c a t i o n s b e c a m e m o r e and m o r e u r g e n t a n d h e r spirited heart w a s s l o w l y l e a d i n g m e t o a p r e m a t u r e d e s t r u c t i o n . L o v e , in s u c h doses, is n o t g o o d f o r m a l n u t r i t i o n . A n d my malnutrition was becoming more dramatic every day. SHYNESS I r e a l l y l i v e d m a n y o f t h e first y e a r s o f m y life, and p e r h a p s m a n y o f t h e n e x t o n e s and t h e o n e s a f t e r that, as a k i n d o f d e a f - m u t e .

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