This is the first book-length study to read the `Ancient Mariner` as `poetry,` in Coleridge`s own particular sense of the word. Coleridge`s complicated relationship with the `Mariner` as an experimental poem lies in its origin as a joint project with Wordsworth. J. C. C. Mays traces the changes in the several versions published in Coleridge`s lifetime and shows how Wordsworth`s troubled reaction to the poem influenced its subsequent interpretation. This is also the first book to situate the `Mariner` in the context of the entirety of Coleridge`s prose and verse, now available in the Bollingen Collected edition and Notebooks; that is, not only in relation to other poems like `The Ballad of the Dark Ladiè` and `Alice du Clós,` but also to ideas in his literary criticism (especially Biographia Literaria), philosophy, and theology. Using a combination of close reading and broad historical considerations, reception theory, and book history, Mays surveys the poem`s continuing life in illustrated editions and educational textbooks; its passage through the vicissitudes of New Criticism and critical theory; and, in a final chapter, its surprising affinities with some experimental poems of the present time.
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