Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The Guardian view on William Blake’s cottage: don’t let it crumble | Editorial
Editorial: Artists’ homes are precious for the things they tell us about the lives and times of those who worked in them


08, Nov, 2021 @6:33 PM

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The Guardian view on contemplative silence: there’s a lot to be said for it | Editorial
Editorial: English Heritage is trialling a daily hour of stillness and reflection at its monastic sites. It is a bold experiment that deserves to succeed


26, Sep, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Phantom or Fact: A Dialogue in Verse by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Written towards the end of the poet’s life, this mysterious exchange shows him reflecting on the ‘spirit’ he has lost

Carol Rumens

16, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From wars to wages: how the word 'furlough' gained currency
Workers during the coronavirus crisis are not the first to find themselves ‘furloughed’

Steven Poole

30, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Why Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop and more are reading The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to us
Slaver, ecocide, plague ... the warnings of Coleridge’s poem resound down the ages. Now 40 actors, musicians and authors are performing in a daily mass-reading

Philip Hoare

24, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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All alone online: Iggy Pop and Jeremy Irons lead mass Ancient Mariner reading
Streaming daily, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 2020 incarnation also features Marianne Faithfull and Tilda Swinton as readers, set against sound and fine art

Alison Flood

17, Apr, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Top 10 random encounters in literature
Landmark meetings in Dickens and Joyce, and textual collisions in surrealism and poetry, remind us how central surprise is to the best writing

Will Harris

19, Feb, 2020 @1:04 PM

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Rural idyll where Ancient Mariner met Kubla Khan saved for nation
Mystery buyer is snapping up the home where Coleridge and Wordsworth composed some of their greatest works

Vanessa Thorpe

15, Feb, 2020 @2:50 PM

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The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicholson review – Coleridge and Wordsworth's year
How a year spent in the Quantocks and a clash of personalities produced some world famous poems

Freya Johnston

22, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicolson review – when Coleridge met the Wordsworths
This investigation into the birth of the Romantic movement is the perfect marriage of poetry and place

Robert McCrum

27, May, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: A wild walk to Llangynog, in the footsteps of Coleridge – Jim Perrin
Llangynog, Powys: Bluebell leaves are emerging through the bracken and parsley fern adorns the scree-slopes

Jim Perrin

09, Mar, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Out of my mind: Sarah Perry on writing under the influence of drugs
When a medical condition left her in agony, The Essex Serpent author was prescribed powerful opiates. They gave her terrifying visions - and a new insight into literary drug culture

Sarah Perry

29, Sep, 2018 @7:59 AM

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