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  1. says:

    This is a well written well researched dual biography Sisman places them in the context of the eventful political and social times and traces the course of their unusually close friendship showing the poets' relationship not only to each other but also to their other friends relatives and acuaintances Neither poet was wholly admirable though I ended up liking Coleridge much than Wordsworth especially in their relationshi

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    Most scholars of the Lake Poets read about Wordsworth and his perspective of the events in his celebrated literary friendship with Coleridge Unfortunately Wordsworth biographers usually glorify WW at the expense of STC especially as his opium

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    There is to this book than a consideration of one famous friendship It succeeds in giving us a look at the idea of friendship as well as how it has been transformed over the last two centuries There is also much about Wordsworth's relationship with his sister Dorothy also a friendship of great intensity We are reminded that one thing that hasn't changed in friendship is how easily it can be shattered by the play of egos Perhaps Coleridge

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    Sisman balances both scholarship and story and Wordsworth and Coleridge's lives in a way that allows for an intricate and readable portrait A

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    A biography of the friendship between William Wordsworth Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the less well known Robert SoutheyThe book opens with the French Revolution and its influence on the youthful Coleridge and Southey who dreamt up a political vision they called Pantisocracy rule by all as euals that involved a

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    During the early idyllic stage of their frie

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    Full disclosure I pretty much skimmed this book But then coming in at well over 400 pages it's clearly written for true W and C fans a group which doesn't include me I just picked it up on a whim because it was marked down and I have little or no impulse control where books are concerned In the general scheme of things my level of interest in Coleridge and Wordsworth is doomed to remain at a fairly modest threshold But

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    This book was my companion for the better part of six months perhaps longer It became clear early on that Sisman’s prose was thoroughgoing providing plenty of context for Wordsworth’s and Coleridge’s relationship I was going to have to take it in small doses as one might one might though not Coleridge unfortunately a tincture of opium

  9. says:

    Interesting examination of the friendship between two seminal English poets Wordsworth who later became somewhat conservative was a firebrand in his youth who supported the French Revolution despite societal disapproval C

  10. says:

    Although I am not much of a poetry reader and the only poem of Wordsworth I really know is the one about the daffodils I am a lover of history and I enjoyed this dual biography of the two men and their inspiring to each f

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characters × eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Adam Sisman

The story of the legendary friendship between Wordsworth and Coleridge The friendship between William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge produced dazzling results From it came Lyrical Ballads the volume that kick started the Romantic Movement in England Rarely have two such gifted writers cooperated so closely They met in 17. There is to this book than a consideration of one famous friendship It succeeds in giving us a look at the idea of friendship as well as how it has been transformed over the last two centuries There is also much about Wordsworth s relationship with his sister Dorothy also a friendship of great intensity We are reminded that one thing that hasn t changed in friendship is how easily it can be shattered by the play of egos Perhaps Coleridge summed up his with Wordsworth in Christabel Never either found another to free the hollow heart from paining Imagimorphia results From it came Lyrical Ballads the volume that kick started the Romantic Movement in England Rarely have two such gifted writers cooperated so closely They met in 17. There is to this book than a consideration of one famous friendship It succeeds in giving us a look at the idea of friendship as well as how it has been transformed over the last two centuries There is also much about Wordsworth s The Book of Beginnings relationship with his sister Dorothy also a friendship of great intensity We are The Homelanders (The Homelanders, reminded that one thing that hasn t changed in friendship is how easily it can be shattered by the play of egos Perhaps Coleridge summed up his with Wordsworth in Christabel Never either found another to free the hollow heart from paining

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The Friendship Wordsworth and Coleridge

95 when both were in their early twenties and in the euphoria of mutual discovery these brilliant and idealistic young men planned a poem that would succeed where the French Revolution failed a poem that would uite literally change the world In this wonderfully lively and readable account acclaimed author Adam Sisman explores th. Sisman balances both scholarship and story and Wordsworth and Coleridge s lives in a way that allows for an intricate and readable portrait As someone who knows uite a bit about the lake poets and has read several biographies recently I probably enjoyed this book less than it deserves Overall its focus on friendship grounds the work and confirmed my feelings that Wordsworth was not a great friend Burning Attraction readable account acclaimed author Adam Sisman explores th. Sisman balances both scholarship and story and Wordsworth and Coleridge s lives in a way that allows for an intricate and The Numbers Game readable portrait As someone who knows uite a bit about the lake poets and has Tall man riding. read several biographies The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory recently I probably enjoyed this book less than it deserves Overall its focus on friendship grounds the work and confirmed my feelings that Wordsworth was not a great friend

characters × eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Adam Sisman

Eir passionate and tempestuous bond and the way in which rivalry bred tension between them Though much has been written about this extraordinary duo no previous biographer has considered them together The result offers insights into the rich yet neglected topic of friendship and tantalizing glimpses of the creative process itsel. Full disclosure I pretty much skimmed this book But then coming in at well over 400 pages it s clearly written for true W and C fans a group which doesn t include me I just picked it up on a whim because it was marked down and I have little or no impulse control where books are concerned In the general scheme of things my level of interest in Coleridge and Wordsworth is doomed to remain at a fairly modest threshold But this is certainly not Adam Sisman s fault this is a decently written reasonably engaging account of the relationship between C and W The level of detail certainly suggests Sisman has done his homework it s to his credit that he writes like a human being and not an academicWell OK I ll admit that I did have one ulterior motive when I bought this book I thought that maybe just maybe if I got the basics of Wordsworth s biographical details down it might just possibly help me overcome my complete aversion to his poetry It didn t I still think he s a whiny tree hugging miluetoast whose work manages to be both uninspired and uninspiring Finding out that he was also apparently an insufferable pompous jerk doesn t rehabilitate him I m than willing to be educated otherwise but for now I d have to say that Coleridge was the giant in this particular relationship both in terms of talent and generosity of spirit I d choose a session in the opium den with Coleridge and Deuincey over tea with the Wordsworths any day