Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This Day in History

The English language has many colloquialisms, sayings and quotes that we hear and use without knowing their origins. Take these two lines, for example:

Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.

Did you know they came from the famous poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," by Samuel Taylor Coleridge?

Today is the anniversary of Coleridge's birth in 1772. Visit the NCC Libraries to enjoy some of his poems, or to pick up literary criticism of his works. Books, books, everywhere, and plenty for you to read!

Works by Coleridge:

The Annotated Ancient Mariner
PR 4479 .A1 1965 Stacks

The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Frost
edited by Harold Bloom
PR 1175 .B4566 2004 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Coleridge's Notebooks: A Selection

Inquiring Spirit: A Coleridge Reader
PR 4472 .C6 1951 Stacks

Literary Criticism:

Coleridge: A Collection of Critical Essays
by Kathleen Coburn
PR 4484 .C57 Stacks

Coleridge and the Pantheist Tradition
by Thomas McFarland
PR 4484 .M23 Stacks

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
by Harold Bloom
PR 4484 .S26 1986 Stacks

Twentieth Century Interpretations of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
by James D. Boulger
PR 4479 .B6 Stacks

Wordsworth and Coleridge, 1795-1834
by Herschel Maurice Margoliouth
PR 5883 .M3 1966 Stacks

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