Coleridge's poetry often overshadows the brilliance of the other genres and forms of writing that occupied his interests. Classic works such as "Kubla Khan" have taken their place among the most accomplished poems written in the English language. His critical work also extends and reveals a wealth of profoundly sensitive observations and a prophetic vision of compelling authenticity. This new edition offers a selection of contemporary critical commentary on the author, plus an introduction by master critic Harold Bloom, a bibliography, an index, and a chronology of Coleridge's life. Each title in the Bloom's "Modern Critical Views" series presents a well-rounded critical portrait of an influential writer by examining his or her body of work through eight to 12 full-length essays.