THE Road to Xanadu - A Study in the Ways of the Imagination

THE Road to Xanadu - A Study in the Ways of the Imagination

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This vintage book contains John Livingston Lowes's most famous work, 'The Road to Xanadu'. In this text Lowes examines the various sources of Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan', exploring the books that he believed Coleridge would have read. It offers a fascinating insight into the creative process of the master poet. This is a text that will appeal to those with an interest in Coleridge and his most famous poems, and is a book not to be missed by the discerning poet and student of poetry. The chapters of this book include: 'Chaos', 'The Falcon's Eye', 'The Deep Well', 'The Shaping Spirit', 'The Magical Synthesis', 'Joiner's Work: An Interlude', 'The Loom', 'The Pattern', 'The Fields of Ice', 'The Courts of the Sun', 'The Journeying Moon', etcetera. We are republishing this vintage book now in a modern, affordable edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 684 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 38mm | 856g
  • Alcester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1408630427
  • 9781408630426
  • 801,241

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