• Poemes

    Coleridge Samuel

    • Aubier
    • 7 January 1993
  • « Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) est le plus romantique de tous les poètes romantiques. Mélange d'émotions et de réflexion, d'enthousiasme et de doutes, il est la contradiction faite homme. Il aime passionnément la Nature, dans sa version sauvage du Pays de Galles et des Lacs où il vit avec une parfaite sobriété écologique. Dans le même temps, cependant, il ne peut pas se passer de Londres, dont il aime fréquenter les cafés. Comme il a lu Rousseau et les philosophes du XVIIIe siècle, il porte en lui l'utopie d'une société meilleure. Mais comme il trouve que la Révolution française s'est pervertie, il part en 1798 pour l'Allemagne et l'université de Göttingen découvrir Kant, Schelling et Fichte. Ce faisant, il quitte la poésie pour la philosophie, abandonne femme et enfants pour une vie d'errance londonienne et d'accoutumance à l'opium. Il est le modèle de tous les Rimbaud à venir. Il compose un impérissable poème en sept chants La Ballade du Vieux Marin ainsi qu'une méditation orientale sur l'empereur mongol Kubla Khan, que toute l'Angleterre sait par coeur. Ce grand marcheur métaphysique, capable d'escalader les pics du Lake District de nuit, est probablement l'inconnu que l'on voit de dos dans les tableaux de Caspar David Friedrich rêver dans le soleil naissant au-dessus d'un océan de brume. »
    Jacques Darras.

  • Recueil de formules lapidaires et incisives, satires, aperçus sur les beaux-arts ou réflexions métaphysiques, ces «Propos» offrent un tableau des multiples talents dont était doué Coleridge.

  • Selected poetry

    Coleridge Samuel Tay

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  • 'Ye Ice-Falls! Ye that from the mountain's brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain -...' A selection of Coleridge's poems, including 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison' and 'Frost at Midnight' Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). Coleridge's Selected Poetry, The Complete Poems and (with William Wordsworth) Lyrical Ballads are available in Penguin Classics.

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  • « Voici LA BALLADE DU VIEUX MARIN telle que l'a écrite Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Elle raconte l'histoire étrange d'un navire, d'un équipage et d'un marin qui s'est passée dans les mers froides du Sud et chaudes du Pacifique. Une histoire que chacun entendra à sa façon et qui commence sur un chemin où trois jeunes gens s'en vont à la noce. »

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  • La mer n'est jamais loin en Angleterre.
    Encore moins en Ecosse ou au Pays de Galles. Partout la mer est respiration, la mer amène le sel jusqu'aux poumons et aux reins des Anglais, dont l'existence comporte toujours à un stade ou l'autre un embarquement, un éloignement de l'île maternelle, suivis d'une période d'exil plus ou moins longue, et d'un hypothétique retour. Parmi les poèmes, romans ou récits dramatiques qui se sont constitués autour du voyage maritime, en Angleterre, le poème de Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, est un miracle de perfection.
    Certes son auteur ne fut pas un véritable marin mais jamais poète n'avait su adapter à ce degré le balancement de la ballade au rythme de la mer. La rencontre de l'instrument prosodique et du sujet fut si heureuse que leur mariage donne encore aujourd'hui le sentiment du véhicule poétique optimal, embarcation gréée à tous les vents jusque dans son démâtement et le dépouillement des voiles. Nous avons choisi de privilégier ici la première version de La Ballade du Vieux Marin, la livrant dans le rythme majoritairement octosyllabique de la ballade dont, depuis Chrétien de Troyes et Villon, l'usage s'était en poésie française inexplicablement affaibli.
    Or rien, ni la haute mer, ne nous interdit d'avironner dans le huit ! Jacques Darras

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  • Été 1797 : Coleridge entame son « année miraculeuse ». Sous l'influence de son nouvel ami Wordsworth, il conçoit les chefs-d'oeuvre qui le feront passer à la postérité (La Chanson du vieux marin, Christabel, Kubilaï Khan). À la demande du prestigieux théâtre de Drury Lane, il écrit sa première tragédie, Osorio. Mais la pièce est refusée sans raison valable.
    Nullement découragé, après en avoir publié deux extraits dans les Ballades lyriques, acte fondateur du Romantisme, il la révise complètement, en améliore la trame et le style, et parvient finalement, au bout de quinze ans d'effort, à lui faire connaître un triomphe sous le titre de Remords.
    Dans la lignée shakespearienne, Coleridge imagine une terrible histoire autour de la jalousie d'un frère pour son aîné. Il la situe dans l'Espagne de la Reconquista, dans un climat inquiétant de luttes religieuses, mêlant avec une rare habileté complots familiaux et politiques, intrigues fictives et faits historiques. Il donne vie à de fascinants personnages, tiraillés entre devoirs et sentiments, désirs de vengeance et rêves d'amour, au centre desquels dominent deux frères déchirés, incarnations du destin de tout un pays.
    Cette édition propose, traduites pour la première fois en français, les deux versions de cette pièce. Ces deux textes sont complémentaires et s'éclairent l'un l'autre.
    Une longue introduction retrace son histoire complexe et mouvementée : sa gestation, les obstructions qui empêchèrent sa représentation, sa résurrection et l'influence qu'elle eut sur la deuxième génération romantique anglaise.
    Des notes détaillées et une bibliographie exhaustive complètent une approche critique sans équivalent. En annexe sont traduits le prologue et l'épilogue lus lors des premières représentations.
    Textes traduits, présentés et annotés par Davy Pernet.

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  • Presents a biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), who as a poet, philosopher and critic, stands as one of the seminal figures of his time. His some of the many works include: "Lyrical Ballads" (1799), "Biographia Literaria" (1817), and "Poetical Works".

  • A collectible new Penguin Classics series: stunning, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets, which present each poet's most famous book of verse as it was originally published. Designed by the acclaimed Coralie Bickford-Smith and beautifully set, these slim, A format volumes are the ultimate gift editions for poetry lovers. Lyrical Ballads (1798) is a landmark collection of poems that marks the beginning of the English Romantic Movement in literature. Co-written by friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the collection broke away from traditional poetic form. Of the twenty-three poems, Wordsworth penned works such as 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey' and 'The Idiot Boy' that use colloquial speech and take the everyday as their theme. The collection also includes Coleridge's greatest poem 'The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere', a supernatural tale of a sailor's voyage.

  • Living in a revolutionary age, Coleridge's poetry was written in a spirit of moral and emotional inquiry into the absolutes of the human condition. He is best known for his visionary poetry ('Kubla Khan') and his ballads ('The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'), but he used and transformed a variety of verse forms, from the sonnet to the conversation poem, on subjects as diverse as nature, love, and politics. This selection calls attention to the range of Coleridge's work, its strong autobiographical content,and its artistic development throughout his career. The old chronological form has been abandoned and the poems are organised according to genre, with each section displaying its own individual development in craft and theme.

  • Published in 1798, Lyrical Ballads is a dazzling collaboration containing twenty-three poems by close friends, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) - two major figures of English Romanticism. The volume heralded a new approach to poetry and expresses the poets' reflections on mankind's relationship with the forces of the world. Coleridge's contribution includes the nightmarish vision of 'The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere', one of the works for which he became best known, as well as the fantastical conversational poem 'The Foster-Mother's Tale' and the melancholic 'The Nightingale'. Wordsworth's 'We are Seven' depicts a child's naïve optimism in the face of the cruel mortality, while 'Goody Blake and Harry Gill' and 'Simon Lee' celebrate the simplicity and strength he perceived in country people, and 'Tintern Abbey' explores the healing powers of nature.

    Published as part of the Penguin Poetry First Editions series in which the greatest collections of poetry in English will be published in their original form. All texts have been completely reset and some minor changes made to punctuation.

  • One of the major figures of English Romanticism, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) created works of remarkable diversity and imaginative genius. The period of his creative friendship with William Wordsworth inspired some of Coleridge's best-known poems, from the nightmarish vision of the 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and the opium-inspired 'Kubla Khan' to the sombre passion of 'Dejection: An Ode' and the medieval ballad 'Christabel'. His meditative 'conversation' poems, such as 'Frost at Midnight' and 'This Lime-Tree Bower Mr Prison', reflect on remembrance and solitude, while late works, such as 'Youth and Age' and 'Constancy to an Ideal Object', are haunting meditations on mortality and lost love.

  • Listen, Stranger!' Wordsworth and Coleridge's joint collection of poems has often been singled out as the founding text of English Romanticism. Within this initially unassuming, anonymous volume were many of the poems that came to define their age and which have continued to delight readers ever since, including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', the 'Lucy' poems, 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey', 'A Slumber did my Spirit seal' and many more. Wordsworth's famous Preface is a manifesto not just for Romanticism but for poetry in general.

    This is the only edition to print both the original 1798 collection and the expanded 1802 edition, with the fullest version of the Preface and Wordsworth's important Appendix on Poetic Diction. It offers modern readers a sense of what it was like to encounter Lyrical Ballads for the first time, and to see how it developed. Important letters are included, as well as a wide-ranging introduction and generous notes.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Listen, Stranger!' Wordsworth and Coleridge's joint collection of poems has often been singled out as the founding text of English Romanticism. Within this initially unassuming, anonymous volume were many of the poems that came to define their age and which have continued to delight readers ever since, including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', the 'Lucy' poems, 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey', 'A Slumber did my Spirit seal' and many more. Wordsworth's famous Preface is a manifesto not just for Romanticism but for poetry in general.

    This is the only edition to print both the original 1798 collection and the expanded 1802 edition, with the fullest version of the Preface and Wordsworth's important Appendix on Poetic Diction. It offers modern readers a sense of what it was like to encounter Lyrical Ballads for the first time, and to see how it developed. Important letters are included, as well as a wide-ranging introduction and generous notes.
    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • 'Ye Ice-Falls! Ye that from the mountain's brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain -...' A selection of Coleridge's poems, including 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison' and 'Frost at Midnight' Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). Coleridge's Selected Poetry, The Complete Poems and (with William Wordsworth) Lyrical Ballads are available in Penguin Classics.

  • In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, one of the best-known and best-loved poems in the English language, a grizzled old sailor stops a man on his way to a wedding and tells a terrifying story. He speaks of how he doomed the crew of his ship by shooting dead an albatross, awakened the wrath of ocean spirits, met Death himself, and must now walk the earth for ever and share his tragic tale of sin, guilt and - ultimately - redemption.This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's longest major poem features illustrations by Gustave Doré, the most remarkable wood engraver of the nineteenth century, and an introduction by writer and journalist Ned Halley.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

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