The Way to Xanadu

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As a child in Florida, Caroline Alexander learnt Coleridge's masterpiece of a poem, 'Kubla Khan'. Coleridge recalled that it was composed in an opium sleep as he was reading about Kubla Khan. He awoke and wrote fifty-five lines of the poem before being interrupted. Scholars have ever since discussed the contemporary works that had influenced Coleridge. In The Way to Xanadu, a literary travel book, Caroline Alexander recounts her quest across three continents to discover the sources of Coleridge's inspiration. show more
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • 07 Oct 1993
  • 325
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As a child in Florida, Caroline Alexander learnt Coleridge's masterpiece of a poem, 'Kubla Khan'. Coleridge recalled that it was composed in an opium sleep as he was reading about Kubla Khan. He awoke and wrote fifty-five lines of the poem before being interrupted. Scholars have ever since discussed the contemporary works that had influenced Coleridge. In The Way to Xanadu, a literary travel book, Caroline Alexander recounts her quest across three continents to discover the sources of Coleridge's inspiration. show more
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Caroline Alexander

Publisher: 

Orion Publishing Co

Published Date: 

07 Oct 1993

Location: 

325

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9780297813132