Author: ZHANG Xin, Lecturer, School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University
This article analyzes the key concept of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s masterpieceBiographia Literaria: Imagination. It starts by untangling the personal background and the intellectual history of Coleridge’s Imagination; secondly, discloses its great influence on literary writing, namely, Fantasy literature today; and lastly, introduces its use and impact in literary creation and criticism. The article aims to clarify the Christian dimension in British Romanticism represented by Coleridge, and re-evaluate the potential power of Romantic aesthetics.
Imagination, Biographia Literaria, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fantasy Literature
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