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Письма cатира: Путешествие Кольриджа в Германию в 1798-1799 гг.

Лагутина И. Н., Михайлова А. Е.

This article presents the reconstruction of the journey to Germany that S.T. Coleridge undertook in 1798-1799 and examines this issue as an important stage of development of the English poet-philosopher. We are speaking about his studies at Goettingen University in view of the influence of some ideas of his German professors ‒ the classical philologist C.G.Heyne and the anthropologist J.F. Blumenbach on his aesthetics and philosophy. We as well consider his passion for Kantian metaphysics, translations and renderings of German verse, as the interpretative experiments to «transfer» German «poetic forms». The text of “Satyrane's letters” (1809-1810) gives us an unusual sum up of Coleridge's literary and philosophic experience as a traveller. We interpret composition of the text as the space of romantic imagination where Mount Brocken and Witches Night (Walpurgisnacht) are  highest peaks.