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During his life he corresponded frequently with his many friends and much of that correspondence was collected and published by Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshaw in 1849. These letters are presented in a new edition in this volume.
Coleridge held to the concept of genius, which he believed could transcend mere talent, although the boundary between the two was no more than that between "an egg and an egg-shell".
He was much influenced by German philosophers, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling in particular, and he presents many of their ideas in this work.
Finally, Coleridge adds much to the development of literary criticism and the critical concept of the “willing suspension of disbelief” derives from this book.
The original publication was printed in two volumes. This paperback edition is a single volume.