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Coleridge on Dreaming
Romanticism, Dreams and the Medical Imagination

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Romanticism

  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521021784

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  • This book is the first investigation of Coleridge's responses to his dreams and to debates on the nature of dreaming among poets, philosophers and scientists in the Romantic period. Coleridge wrote and read extensively on the subject, but his diverse and original ideas have hitherto received little attention. Avoiding purely biographical or psychoanalytic approaches, Jennifer Ford reveals instead a rich historical context for the ways in which the most mysterious workings of the Romantic imagination were explored and understood.

    • Strong contextual, historical study of dreams as a neglected aspect of the Romantic imagination
    • Original exploration of Coleridge's little-known dream writings
    • Interdisciplinary study in literature and medical history, recovering eighteenth-century scientific debates on the nature of the imagination
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    "it will serve as a very useful resource not only for Coleridge scholars but for any reader who is ibterested in pre-Freudian notions of dreams life...very interesting." Modern Philology

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521021784
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.428kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Editorial symbols used in manuscript and published notebooks
    Introduction
    1. Dreaming in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
    2. Dramatic dreaming spaces
    3. The language of dreams
    4. Genera and species of dreams
    5. Nightmares
    6. The mysterious problem of dreams
    7. Translations of dream and body
    8. The dreaming medical imagination
    Conclusion
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Jennifer Ford

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