Blake S Vision Of The Poetry Of Milton

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Description : William Blake's series of interpretive illustrations to six poems by John Milton represent Blake's rethinking of Milton's themes. The author insists upon the integrity of the separate series and investigates the distinctive properties of each. Illustrated.


Blake

Author by : William Blake
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Description : Blake is undoubtedly one of the greatest lyricists in English poetry, yet his work is often complex and obscure. Many readers will be unfamiliar with the various political, social, religious, artistic, academic and literary issues that dominated Blake?s time. Alongside his involvement in radical politics Blake was fascinated by popular unscientific conjecture about the history of the British people after the Flood. Influenced by contemporary issues and long-forgotten fads, was often infused with an anger that was the product of personal arguments. Consequently, the style of Blake's narrative verse is not always easy to appreciate. This, the second edition of the acclaimed Blake: The Complete Poems, remains unrivalled for the basic and detailed information it provides for interpreting the poems. The text is clear with a minimum of the 'turned' lines that make Blake's narratives so awkward to read. This new edition will be illustrated in full colour with some of Blake?s visionary paintings and designs, in order to highlight to readers the full breadth of Blake?s genius. The inclusion of these plates sets this volume apart from all other editions.


William Blake And The Moderns

Author by : Robert J. Bertholf
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Description : Robert Bertholf and Annette Levitt have assembled thirteen essays that establish Blake as a “central voice molding modern literature and thought.” The essays in this volume examine Blake’s influence on modern poetry, the modern novel, and modern thought from various critical approaches. This collection maps out the lines of direct literary influences and indirect intellectual affinities that make up the tradition of enacted form. Through the use of various aspects of Blake’s form and ideas, this book reasserts the idea of continuity, the drive for wholeness, and the arrival of new poetic forms. Blake is considered one of the major and most modern of Romantics. This collection positions him as a precursor of the modern, using his vision and poetry as a base for discussing a central issue in literary theory today—influence and the literary tradition—just how is the legacy of a literary artist passed on, and how is it resurrected in the works of subsequent generations.


Organiz D Innocence

Author by : Rudd E. Margaret
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Description : First published in 1956, this book has been described by the author as something of a biographical novel, somewhere between formal scholarly criticism and a more creative form of writing. It looks at the meaning of Blake’s visions and how the troubles of his life affected his poems known as the prophetic books. It focuses on the story of the universal human spirit that these books present.


A Guide To The Cosmology Of William Blake

Author by : Kathryn S. Freeman
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : It is not surprising that visitors to Blake’s cosmology – the most elaborate in the history of British text and design – often demand a map in the form of a reference book. The entries in this volume benefit from the wide range of historical information made available in recent decades regarding the relationship between Blake’s text and design and his biographical, political, social, and religious contexts. Of particular importance, the entries take account of the re-interpretations of Blake with respect to race, gender, and empire in scholarship influenced by the groundbreaking theories that have arisen since the first half of the twentieth century. The intricate fluidity of Blake’s anti-Newtonian universe eludes the fixity of definitions and schema. Central to this guide to Blake's work and ideas is Kathryn S. Freeman's acknowledgment of the paradox of providing orientation in Blake’s universe without disrupting its inherent disorientation of the traditions whereby readers still come to it. In this innovative work, Freeman aligns herself with Blake’s demand that we play an active role in challenging our own readerly habits of passivity as we experience his created and corporeal worlds.


William Blake S Illustrations For Dante S Divine Comedy

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Description : William Blake's series of illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy was his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Blake intended to engrave this series, but it was unfinished at his death. The series includes seven partially complete engravings and 102 works in various stages of completion--some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and--in Blake's view--correction of Dante's poem. This book compares the two men's theological and artistic views and analyzes in detail the meaning of Blake's illustrations, for the first time introducing their theological and aesthetic exuberance to a modern audience.


Poetic Form In Blake S Milton

Author by : Susan Fox
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Description : Blake's two finished epics have been widely regarded as combinations of brilliant set pieces which yield to no systematic rhetorical criticism. Susan Fox contests this view, discovering in Milton an elaborate verbal structure that is fully congruent with the poem's philosophy. She has made the first full exposition of the formal principles of a late Blake poem, and it suggests that the late prophecies are as profound in their artistic structures as they are in their thematic ones. The author begins by tracing throughout Blake's poetry the development of the techniques found in Milton. She then provides an analysis in two chapters organized, as she perceives the poem to be, in parallel three-part units. Her examination reveals the exhaustive parallelism of the poem's books, as well as more local devices such as paired stanzas and circular rhetoric. The rhetorical pattern which emerges raises several major thematic issues which are treated in the concluding chapter. In demonstrating the coherence and control of the intricate formal patterns of Milton, this study provides a new measure of Blake's late verbal art. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Blake And Homosexuality

Author by : C. Hobson
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Description : Against the backdrop of Britain's underground 18th and early-19th century homosexual culture, mob persecutions, and executions of homosexuals, Hobson shows how Blake's hatred of sexual and religious hypocrisy and state repression, and his revolutionary social vision, led him gradually to accept homosexuality as an integral part of human sexuality. In the process, Blake rejected the antihomosexual bias of British radical tradition, revised his idealization of aggressive male heterosexuality and his male-centered view of gender, and refined his conception of the cooperative commonwealth.


The Complete Poetry And Prose Of William Blake

Author by : William Blake
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.


Blake The Complete Poems

Author by : W.H. Stevenson
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Description : William Blake (1757 - 1827) is one of the great figures in literature, by turns poet, artist and visonary. Profoundly libertarian in outlook, Blake's engagement with the issues of his day is well known and this - along with his own idiosynratic concerns - flows through his poetry and art. Like Milton before him, the prodigality of his allusions and references is little short of astonishing. Consquently, his longer viosnary poems can challege the modern reader, who will find in this avowedly open edition all they might need to interpret the poetry. W. H. Stevenson's Blake is a masterpiece of scrupulous scholarship. It is, as the editor makes clear in his introduction, 'designed to be widely, and fluently, read' and this Third Edition incorporates many changes to further that aim. Many of the headnotes have been rewritten and the footnotes updated. The full texts of the early prose tracts, All Religions are One and There is no Natural Religion, are included for the first time. In many instances, Blake's capitalisation has been restored, better to convey the expressive individuality of his writing. In addition, a full colour plate section contains a representation of Blake's most significant paintings and designs. As the 250th anniversary of his birth approaches, Blake has perhaps more readers than ever before; Blake: The Complete Poems will stand those readers, new and old, in good stead for many years to come.


Blake And The Methodists

Author by : M. Farrell
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Description : Exploring the work of William Blake within the context of Methodism – the largest 'dissenting' religious group during his lifetime – this book contributes to ongoing critical debates surrounding Blake's religious affinities by suggesting that, contrary to previous thinking, Blake held sympathies with certain aspects of Methodism.


Wonders Divine

Author by : Sheila A. Spector
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Description : Explores Blake's esoteric and religious influences


Creating States

Author by : Angela Esterhammer
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : A study of the language of visionary poetry, making use of the principles of speech-act philosophy to analyze the creative properties of utterance from the Bible to the work of Milton and Blake.


Milton A Poem And The Final Illuminated Works

Author by : William Blake
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Description : Milton is a difficult and cryptic poem for those uninitiated in the ways of Blake's allusive and allegorical style. In an introductory essay, the editors directly address the nature of the poem's complexity, demonstrate how Blake's methods set out to disconcert conventional concepts of time, space, and human identity, and suggest some ways readers coming to Milton for the first time can understand and enjoy the challenges it offers. The editors also present a plate-by-plate commentary on how the illustrations contribute to the creation of a composite, visual-verbal experience. The extensive notes to the newly-edited letterpress text will also assist readers through Milton, its central themes and its byways, its heights and its depths. An equally helpful introduction and notes are provided for the three shorter works. Scholars will find much new information in this volume.


William Blake S Comic Vision

Author by : N. Rawlinson
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Description : Blake's comic brilliance has been variously dismissed as the nervous ramblings of a neglected genius, the tomfool doodles of a distracted youngster, or a crude tool for destabilizing textual authority. But, for the eighteenth century, comedy played a pivotal role in debates on aesthetics, education, spirituality and morality. This exciting new study blends a close reading of Blake's early work with fascinating historical research to demonstrate that the comic was an essential component of Blake's artistic Vision.


William Blake Seen In My Visions A Descriptive Catalogue Of Pictures

Author by : William Blake
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Publisher by : Tate Enterprises Ltd
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Description : In 1809 the little-known artist William Blake held an exhibition of 16 paintings in a private house in Soho in the west end of London. Works inspired by Chaucer's “Canterbury Tales” and John Milton's “Paradise Lost” sat alongside biblical scenes and Arthurian legend. The exhibition was not a success; the only review in the press was extremely unfavourable and few of the public came. One of those who did was the poet Charles Lamb, who later described the pictures as 'hard, dry, yet with grace', and the catalogue that accompanied the show as 'mystical and full of vision'. It is this catalogue that Tate Publishing are once again making available. In it, the scale and range of Blake's ambition are made plain, along with his theories on painting, his unsparing critiques of other artists and some extraordinary insights into the working of his mind. The only detailed writing on art that remains to us by Blake, it throws light on all his subsequent artistic enterprises, including the illuminated books for which he is perhaps most famous. Part commentary and part manifesto, his catalogue is as radical as it is in places eccentric (he claims at one point to have been transported in a "vision" back to the classical world).Fully illustrated in colour with reproductions of surviving works originally in the exhibition, the book includes an illuminating essay by leading authority on British art Martin Myrone, Lead Curator of Pre-1800 Art at Tate Britain, making it an essential purchase for all of those wanting to know more.


The Visionary Art Of William Blake

Author by : Naomi Billingsley
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Description : William Blake (1757-1827) is considered one of the most singular and brilliant talents that England has ever produced. Celebrated now for the originality of his thinking, painting and verse, he shocked contemporaries by rejecting all forms of organized worship even while adhering to the truth of the Bible. But how did he come to equate Christianity with art? How did he use images and paint to express those radical and prophetic ideas about religion which he came in time to believe? And why did he conceive of Christ himself as an artist: in fact, as the artist, par excellence? These are among the questions which Naomi Billingsley explores in her subtle and wide-ranging new study in art, religion and the history of ideas. Suggesting that Blake expresses through his representations of Jesus a truly distinctive theology of art, and offering detailed readings of Blake's paintings and biblical commentary, she argues that her subject thought of Christ as an artist-archetype. Blake's is thus a distinctively 'Romantic' vision of art in which both the artist and his saviour fundamentally change the way that the world is perceived.


Northrop Frye On Milton And Blake

Author by : Northrop Frye
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Angela Esterhammer, a student of Frye's in the 1980s, has provided annotation and an introduction that demonstrates the poets' importance for Frye's literary and cultural criticism and provides a twenty-first-century perspective on the legacy of his work.


Reading William Blake

Author by : S. Behrendt
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Description : William Blake's illuminated poems challenge their readers to participate fully in a highly interactive process of reading. The complex interaction of their verbal and visual texts forces the involved reader to assume greater responsibility than usual for formulating meaning. This book examines some of the ways in which Blake's illuminated poems subvert the customary authority of texts and force readers to reassess both their expectations about reading and their customary responses to words and visual images alike.


Blake Politics And History

Author by : Jackie DiSalvo
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1998, this book formed part of an ongoing effort to restore politics and history to the centre of Blake studies. It adopts a three pronged approach when presenting its essays, seeking to promote a return to the political Blake; to deepen the understanding of some of the conversations articulated in Blake’s art by introducing new, historical material or new interpretations of texts; and to highlight differing perspectives on Blake’s politics among historically focused critics. The collection contains essays with varying methodological assumptions and differing positions on questions central to historicist Blake scholarship.


War Of Titans

Author by : Jackie DiSalvo
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Publisher by : University of Pittsburgh Pre
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Description : In a dramatically original analysis, Jackie DiSalvo explores Blake’s reworking of Genesis and Paradise Lost in his prophetic poem The Four Zoas, creating a compelling new reading of both Milton and Blake. With informed argument and provocative insights, DiSalvo shows how Blake’s view of history prefigures the revaluation of our own myths of origin prompted by new political, psychological, and feminist perspectives.


A Milton Encyclopedia

Author by : William Bridges Hunter
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Publisher by : Bucknell University Press
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Description : This nine volume set presents in easily accessible format the extensive information now available about John Milton. It has grown to be a study of English civilization of Milton's time and a history of literary and political matters since then.


A Blake Dictionary

Author by : S. Foster Damon
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Publisher by : UPNE
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Description : The requisite guide to Blake's ideas and symbols


The Truth Of Imagination

Author by : Owen Barfield
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Strange Prophecies Anew

Author by : Associate Professor Tony Trigilio, Ph.D.
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Publisher by : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Description : This book revives questions of religious and political authority in poetic prophecy. It argues that modern prophecy operates within a dynamic of continuity and estrangement that combines immanent and transcendent modes of representation, creating a poetry that revises the very tradition that authorizes it.


Blake Nation And Empire

Author by : D. Worrall
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Description : This book examines Blake's work in the context of discourses of nation and empire, of the construction of a public sphere, and restores the longevity to his artistic career by placing emphasis on his work in the 1820s. Relevant contexts include technology, sentimentalism, Ireland and Catholic Emancipation, missionary prospectuses and body politics.


Selected Poems

Author by : William Blake
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : Includes the complete "Songs of Innocence," "America a Prophecy," and the "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," as well as his shorter prophetic poems.


Faith In Poetry

Author by : Michael D. Hurley
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Description : In this ambitious book, Michael D. Hurley explores how five great writers – William Blake, Alfred Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and T. S. Eliot – engaged their religious faith in poetry, with a view to asking why they chose that literary form in the first place. What did they believe poetry could say or do that other kinds of language or expression could not? And how might poetry itself operate as a unique mode of believing? These deep questions meet at the crossroads of poetics and metaphysics, and the writers considered here offer different answers. But these writers also collectively shed light on the interplay between literature and theology across the long nineteenth century, at a time when the authority and practice of both was being fiercely reimagined.


William Blake

Author by : William Blake
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Publisher by : Pearson Education
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Description : William Blake (1757-1827), a visionary poet who was also a painter and engraver, was one of the most individual poets of any age. This newest volume in the best selling Longman Annotated Texts series, is a new anthology of William Blake poetry. Each work, including individual songs, has an introduction describing a range of critical opinion and the annotation is the most detailed of any single-volume Blake.This comprehensive selection includes complete texts of all Blake's best known work: the Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Book of Thel, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, America, the book of Urizen, and Laocoon. All Blake's significant lyric poems are included, and there are generous selections from The Four Zoas, Milton, Jerusalem and The Everlasting Gospel.Those intersted in the poetry of William Blake. Also available in Hardcover 0-582-30740-6.


Blake S Milton Designs

Author by : J. M. Q. Davies
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Description : "Though Blake's splendid watercolor sequences to Milton's poems, particularly those to Paradise Lost and L'Allegro and Il Penseroso, are visually among his finest achievements as an illustrator, the view persists that iconographically they are essentially magnificent pictorial footnotes, in which Blake plays scribe to Milton's prophet. Yet the differences between the two poets both as radicals and as Christians make it seem likely that Blake would have responded to matters as momentous as the fall and redemption of man on his own terms in his pictorial commentaries. These thought-provoking essays take a fresh look at the internal dynamics of each sequence, stressing "horizontal" progressions and iconographic contrasts as well as "vertical" relationships between text and design, and showing how frequently the key to Blake's meaning depends on recognition of his (often subversive) use of traditional pathos formulae. The conclusion they work toward is that Blake is offering "strong," radically deconstructive readings, in the same impishly irreverent spirit he adopted in the Marriage and in Milton. Particularly intriguing from a feminist perspective is that in the larger Paradise Lost series he appears to be exonerating Eve."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved