Coleridge and a Faustian Pact
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was advanced a sum of £100 for a translation of Goethe's Faust that he never completed... or did he? A Professor at the University of Montana is claiming that Coleridge might have been the author of an 1821 translation attributed to an anonymous author... but he could not attach his name to the project because he gave the completed version to another publisher than the one that advanced him the £100. Am I a total literary dork that I find this to be fascinating? Whatever, if you're like me, you'll want to read more about it in the Independent.