“Suspended animation”: “Christabel” as Coleridge’s Frankenstein monster

In the “Preface” to “Christabel” Coleridge mentions that his “poetic powers have been…in a state of suspended animation” (161). This fragment of “suspended animation” recalls the desire of Victor Frankenstein to “bestow animation upon lifeless matter” (Shelley 78). If Coleridge’s … Continue reading “Suspended animation”: “Christabel” as Coleridge’s Frankenstein monster