Kubla Khan | Critical Essay by Timothy Bahti

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Kubla Khan.
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Critical Essay by Timothy Bahti

SOURCE: Bahti, Timothy. “Coleridge's ‘Kubla Khan’ and the Fragment of Romanticism.” Modern Language Notes 96, no. 5 (December 1981): 1035-50.

In the following essay, Bahti evaluates “Kubla Khan” as it encapsulates the self-fragmenting quality of Romanticism.

I wrote reflections that, in many ways, were even stronger than their origin.

—Derek Walcott

[Der] negative Sinn … entsteht, wenn einer bloß den Geist hat, ohne den Buchstaben; oder umgekehrt. …

—Friedrich Schlegel1

When Coleridge's “Kubla Khan” appeared in 1816, the contemporary reviewers spoke of the poem's “nonsense.” This “nonsense” was immediately related to the ostensibly partial character of the poem: it was not wholly a meaningful poem, but only meaningless music; or else, Coleridge had dared too much, and therefore...

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