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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 a

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The Friendship Wordsworth and Coleridge

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 fri

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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. This book was my companion for the better part of six months perhaps longer It became clear early on that Sisman s pr


10 thoughts on “The Friendship Wordsworth and Coleridge

  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 p

  2. says:

    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 addiction makes it very easy to criticize SRC's failures at the expense of the sage of Dove Cottage However Richard Holmes's two volume biography while the best we'll ever have on STC perha

  3. says:

    There is to this book than a consideration of one famous friendship It succeeds in giving us a look at the idea o

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    A biography of the friendship between William Wordsworth Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the less well known Robert SoutheyThe book opens with the

  6. says:

    During the early idyllic stage of their friendship Wordsworth and Coleridge spent long days wandering around in the natural beauty o

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 un

  9. says:

    Interesting examination of the friendship between two seminal English poets Wordsworth who later became somewhat conservative was a firebrand

  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 friendship a friendship that came at great cost one of themAdam Sisman is a very good writer and brings