This collation from Samuel T. Coleridge's contributions to the theory of language presents an imposing revision of the enlightenment approach to language. Selections from his verse, notebooks, journalism and ephemera are arranged under headings including the language of politics; language and culture; the language of poetry; theory of language; words and things; organ of language; and the language of religion. The editor's introduction situates Coleridge's thinking in its period, and with modern theory in mind.
A. C. GOODSON is Professor of English, and Director of the Program in Comparative Literature, Michigan State University. His publications include Verbal Imagination: Coleridge and the Language of Modern Criticism (Oxford UP, 1988).