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This article combines a whole translation of Aristotle's "poetics" with a working statement, revealed on dealing with pages, to maintain the reader in non-stop touch with the linguistic and demanding subtleties of the unique whereas highlighting an important matters for college kids of literature and literary idea. the amount comprises essays by way of George Whalley that define his procedure and function. He identifies a deep congruence among Aristotle's realizing of mimesis and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's view of mind's eye

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37 In pursuing this method he is once again following the initiative of Gerald Else, who similarly believed that the order of the argument could be crucial in directing or determining interpretation. For example, Else rejects nearly all of chapter 12 as "spurious," and in his translation relegates it (as does Whalley) to an appendix. In his Argument he speculates that the presence of chapter 12 in previous editions obscured the correlation of hamartia and recognition as interdependent parts. "38 Whalley follows this lead but carries it a step further.

Else, Plato and Aristotle on Poetry (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986), 75. Paul Woodruff, "Aristotle on Mimesis," Essays on Aristotle's Poetics, ed. Amelie Oksenberg Rorty (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992), 90. Halliwell, Translation, 18. Halliwell, Translation, 23. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria, ed. James Engell and W. Jackson Bate, vol. 7 of The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, gen. ed. Kathleen Coburn (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983), 21-2.

44 Whalley does not comment explicitly on this passage, so it's not clear exactly what he thinks "the texts strictly warrant," and he refers to fewer Aristotelian texts than Preston does. But there is no doubt that for him the Coleridgean view of imagination as (in his words) "a state in which the whole soul of man is brought into activity with the correct relation of all its functions" is highly relevant to the Poetics. Preston's essay is useful not only for clarifying the nature of Whalley's engagement with these issues but as a kind of independent testimony to the value of thinking about Coleridge and Aristotle together.

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