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1st Edition

Fancy & Imagination

ISBN 9781138241916
Published January 17, 2019 by Routledge
94 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1969, this book provides a concise and helpful introduction to the terms ‘fancy’ and ‘imagination’. Although they are generally associated with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the work begins with a discussion the history of these concepts which were also known to Aristotle, the Elizabethans, Hobbes, Locke and Blake. It then goes on to examine Coleridge’s theory of imagination and the distinction he drew between fancy and imagination.

This work will be of particular interest to those studying Coleridge and the Romantic Movement.

Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface; 1. Imagination and the Association of Ideas 2. Coleridge’s Distinction between Fancy and Imagination 3. Symbol and Concept; Bibliography; Index

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