Coleridge, Samuel Taylor


Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
► (1772-1834) Poeta y crítico literario británico, miembro del grupo de los laquistas y teórico del Romanticismo inglés. De su obra poética destaca El cantar del viejo marino, y de sus escritos críticos, la Biografía literaria. Escribió el poema inacabado Kubla Khan (1816).

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(21 oct. 1772, Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, Inglaterra–25 jul. 1834, Highgate, cerca de Londres).

Poeta, crítico y filósofo inglés. Estudió en la Universidad de Cambridge, donde trabó amistad con el poeta Robert Southey. Perfeccionó un lirismo sensual que muchos poetas posteriores imitarían. Sus Baladas líricas (1798; con William Wordsworth), libro que contiene la célebre Balada del marinero y también Escarcha a medianoche, inauguran el romanticismo inglés. Otros poemas en el mismo estilo "fantástico son la inconclusa Cristabel y el celebrado Kubla Khan. Opiómano y afectado por el fracaso de su matrimonio, Coleridge compuso en 1802 Dejection: An Ode [Desaliento: una oda], en la que lamenta la pérdida de su capacidad de producir poesía. Más tarde, animado en parte por su renovada fe anglicana, escribió Biographia Literaria (1817, 2 vol.), el libro más importante de crítica literaria producido en Inglaterra durante el período romántico. Imaginativo y complejo, dotado de un intelecto único, Coleridge vivió en perpetua desazón, agitado por lo que él consideraba una vida llena de posibilidades que no lograba concretar.


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  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor — born Oct. 21, 1772, Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, Eng. died July 25, 1834, Highgate, near London English poet, critic, and philosopher. Coleridge studied at the University of Cambridge, where he became closely associated with Robert Southey. In… …   Universalium

  • Coleridge,Samuel Taylor — Cole·ridge (kōlʹrĭj, kōʹlə rĭj), Samuel Taylor. 1772 1834. British poet and critic who was a leader of the romantic movement. With William Wordsworth he published Lyrical Ballads (1798), which contains “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” his best… …   Universalium

  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor — (1772–1834)    Poet and Philosopher.    Coleridge was the son of a country vicar and grew up in Devon. Although he never took his degree, he was educated at Cambridge University. In 1798, with William Wordsworth, he published his first selection… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor — (1772–1834) The English poet is important in the history of philosophy as one of the main conduits by which both the work of Kant and German Romanticism were introduced into England. Coleridge visited Germany in 1798 and began a period of intense …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor — (1772 1834)    Poet, philosopher, and critic, s. of the Rev. John C., vicar and schoolmaster of Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, was b. there in 1772, the youngest of 13 children. He was at Christ s Hospital from 1782 to 1790, and had Charles Lamb… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR —    poet, philosopher, and critic, born in Devonshire; passionately devoted to classical and metaphysical studies; educated at Christ s Hospital; had Charles Lamb for schoolmate; at Cambridge devoted himself to classics; falling into debt enlisted …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor — (1772 1834)    English poet, critic and philosopher whose early RATIONALISM gave way to a MYSTICAL religion influenced by BOEHME and SPINOZA. He preached against ORTHODOX PROTESTANTISM in favor of a spiritualized religiosity unhampered by the… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor and Sara — (1772 1852)    • Samuel, the father, 1772 1834    Born in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, the youngest son of a clergyman and master of the grammar school, Samuel was a bright and imaginative child who had read the Arabian Nights before the age of… …   British and Irish poets

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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge — For the late 19th century classical composer, see Samuel Coleridge Taylor. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge in 1795. Born 21 October 1772(1772 10 21) Ottery St. Mary, Devon, England …   Wikipedia


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