From the March, 2000 issue of Touchstone
Dark Poet by Dale Nelson

Dark Poet

Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772–1804
by Richard Holme
New York: Pantheon, 1999.
(409 pages; $17.00, paper)

Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804–1834
by Richard Holme
New York: Pantheon, 1999.
(622 pages; $32.00, cloth)

by Dale Nelson

The first half of Holmes’s lively, well-researched biography of the poet was published ten years ago; now the work is completed. Throughout the project, Holmes evidently was determined to win modern readers to Coleridge.

Holmes has an abundance of resources to draw on. Coleridge was immensely self-absorbed, exploring his own psyche at tremendous length in a series of notebooks—something sure to be attractive t . . .


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