Coleridge and Alcohol: Songs and Centrifuges

Part of the Romanticism in Perspective: Texts, Cultures, Histories book series (ROPTCH)


Coleridge’s position as an example of the double experience of drunkenness for medical commentators; as the veiled substitute figure behind Wordsworth’s examination of Burns; as a companion, witness and interlocutor of Lamb’s giddy instabilities; and as the formative father of a notably enfeebled drunkard puts him at the centre of a Romantic network of writings about drink. His own writings on the subject take jocular, confessional, philosophical, sociological and aesthetic forms.


Port Wine Physical Pleasure Temperance Society Romantic Poet Opium Addiction 
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  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeThe City University of New YorkUSA

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