Letteratura Inglese: Appunti di S.T. Coleridge, V.Woolf, W.Blake, W. Wordsworth - Life: S. T. Coleridge was born in 1772 and he experienced the death of his dad at the very age of eight. This event had a strong influence in his life, since he felt guilty for that all his life long: taking as read the possible presence of the Oedipus Syndrom, which is very common among children so young, in the little Coleridge, it might be possible that he had wished the death of his poor father, maybe in one of his dreams; he was, in fact, an insecure, vulnerable, physically and psychologically weak person. French Revolution influenced him very heavily and, after the strong disillusionment, make an attempt to fund a community in America, Pennsylvania, called Pantisocracy, where 6 men and 6 women could live, following principles like the absence private ownership, the commonness of each economic activity, and so on and so forth (cfr. Plato’s vision of a perfect world and society). This project came to nothing and he went to live near the Lake District whit the poet William Wordsworth, with whom shared the publication of Lyrical Ballad. Since he suffered of a strong bone-ache and rheumatisms, he was given opium to lessen the pains and that probably influenced his own poetical sensibility, helping his Subconscious to rise up and come out in the clear light. After his broke-off with Wordsworth for a supposed love affair Coleridge had with his companion’s wife, he spent some years in solitude, studying and meditating; then, he started a carrier of journalist and lecturer: his interpretation of Shakespeare’s work is still studied and considered correct and deep. He died in 1834.