This blog is not supposed to become one of those annoying copy-and-paste resource tanks, at least not entirely.
However, when busy Rafe is busy, material like this has to make do.
And THIS particular source really MAKES DO!
A very rare speech by Richard Holmes, about the second part of his now at this point, uberfamous two-volume Coleridge biography.
I assume both the speech and the text will be something every Coleridge scholar is acquainted with, if only because Holmes effectively wrote the most popular book on Coleridge since probably Mr Lowes’ The Road to Xanadu.
However, in case you are not, for whatever reason, please take this video as an introduction:
I think it’s impossible to embed a video from c-span in wordpress. Pardon the inconvenience.