Download or read book Fearful Symmetry written by Northrop Frye and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This brilliant outline of Blake's thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study. Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so-called "Prophecies," and a demonstration of Blake's insight that will amaze the modern reader. The first section of the book shows how Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expression in the complicated but consistent symbolism of his poetry. The second and third parts, after indicating the relation of Blake to English literature and the intellectual atmosphere of his own time, explain the meaning of Blake's poems and the significance of their characters.
Download or read book Northrop Frye's Fearful Symmetry written by Northrop Frye and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Distinguished by its range of reference, elegance of expression, comprehensiveness of coverage, coherence of argument, and sympathy to its subject, Fearful Symmetry is recognized as a landmark of Blake criticism.
Download or read book Reception of Northrop Frye written by and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2021-09-23 with total page 735 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reception of Northrup Frye takes a thorough accounting of the presence of Frye in existing works and argues against Frye's diminishing status as an important critical voice.
Download or read book Rise of William Blake written by Shivashankar Mishra and published by Mittal Publications. This book was released on 1995-11 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Fearful Symmetry written by Northrop Frye and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to William Blake written by William Blake and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-01-23 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects essays, based on the works of William Blake, that reflect upon such recurrent themes as art, religion, and politics.
Download or read book Twentieth-Century Blake Criticism written by Joseph P. Natoli and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1982 this book provides a bibliography of commentary, criticism, and scholarship on the works of William Blake. It covers the period from Northrop Frye’s Fearful Symmetry in 1947 to 1980. The criticism is organised according to eleven classifications in order to help direct the research of students and scholars and each chapter is preceded by an introductory essay in order to guide the reader.
Download or read book Perspectives written by Jalal Uddin Khan and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-05 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perspectives: Romantic, Victorian, and Modern Literature is an up-to-date explication of various popular and classic subjects and authors arranged chronologically. The book, composed of thirteen essays, examines Blake; Coleridge; Byron; Shelley; Keats; Victorian medievalism; the Victorian reaction to British India; (Ben) Jonsonian elements in Yeats; Yeats and Maud Gonne; the treatment of the Irish civil war and Irish nationalism in Yeats; and the treatment of the Spanish civil war in the selected works of modern fiction and nonfiction. Marked by an originality of approach and a freshness and simplicity, the book takes note of contemporary theoretical, interdisciplinary and cultural discourse drawn from literature, history, politics and religion as necessary. However, it is far from being unnecessarily outweighed by the loaded clichés, oft-repeated jargon and overused euphemisms of modern literary or critical theory. The result is, regardless of its specialized treatment of otherwise commonplace or well-known texts or topics, that the overall discussion is as lucid, introductory and expository as it is deep and scholarly, making the book easily accessible and understandable to non-specialist readers, in addition to specialist researchers and academics.
Download or read book William Blake's Poetry written by Jonathan Roberts and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2007-02-28 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reader's Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works. Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form. They provide up-to-date, authoritative but accessible guides to the most commonly studied classic texts. William Blake is a Romantic poet who remains popular today, in part because his exceptional insight into psychological, political and social issues remains powerfully relevant. The Reader's Guide begins by introducing Blake's major themes including religious, political and social issues and then moves on to reading key works, including Songs of Innocence and Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. It offers an invaluable introduction to reading Blake's poetry and includes sections on its contexts, language and style, critical reception and adaptation and influence and finally an annotated guide to further reading.
Download or read book William Blake and the Age of Aquarius written by Stephen F. Eisenman and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2017-10-17 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Blake and the Age of Aquarius / by Stephen F. Eisenman -- Prophets, madmen, and millenarians: Blake and the (counter)culture of the 1790s / by Mark Crosby -- William Blake on the West Coast / Elizabeth Ferrell -- William Blake and art against surveillance / Jacob Henry Leveton -- Building Golgonooza in the Age of Aquarius / John Murphy -- "My teacher in all things": Sendak, Blake, and the visual language of childhood / Mark Crosby -- Blake then and now / W.J.T. Mitchell
Download or read book William Blake and the Digital Humanities written by Roger Whitson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-04 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Blake’s work demonstrates two tendencies that are central to social media: collaboration and participation. Not only does Blake cite and adapt the work of earlier authors and visual artists, but contemporary authors, musicians, and filmmakers feel compelled to use Blake in their own creative acts. This book identifies and examines Blake’s work as a social and participatory network, a phenomenon described as zoamorphosis, which encourages — even demands — that others take up Blake’s creative mission. The authors rexamine the history of the digital humanities in relation to the study and dissemination of Blake’s work: from alternatives to traditional forms of archiving embodied by Blake’s citation on Twitter and Blakean remixes on YouTube, smartmobs using Blake’s name as an inspiration to protest the 2004 Republican National Convention, and students crowdsourcing reading and instruction in digital classrooms to better understand and participate in Blake’s world. The book also includes a consideration of Blakean motifs that have created artistic networks in music, literature, and film in the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries, showing how Blake is an ideal exemplar for understanding creativity in the digital age.
Download or read book William Blake and the Moderns written by Robert J. Bertholf and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 Blakes 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 Blakes 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 todayinfluence and the literary traditionjust how is the legacy of a literary artist passed on, and how is it resurrected in the works of subsequent generations.
Download or read book William Blake: The Poems written by Nicholas Marsh and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-06-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Blake was ignored in his own time. Now, however, his Songs of Innocence and Experience and 'prophetic books' are widely admired and studied. The second edition of this successful introductory text: - Leads the reader into the Songs and 'prophetic books' via detailed analysis of individual poems and extracts, and now features additional insightful analyses - Provides useful sections on 'Methods of Analysis' and 'Suggested Work' to aid independent study - Offers expanded historical and cultural context, and an extended sample of critical views that includes discussion of the work of recent critics - Provides up-to-date suggestions for further reading William Blake: The Poems is ideal for students who are encountering the work of this major English poet for the first time. Nicholas Marsh encourages you to enjoy and explore the power and beauty of Blake's poems for yourself.
Download or read book Boondoggles written by G.E. Bentley, Jr and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2018-06-21 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of Jerry’s greatest talents was creating research pretexts to travel to the far corners of the globe. He explored England and continental Europe, first as a student and later when he returned regularly for research. Once he had settled into his career at the University of Toronto, Jerry sought adventure with his young family while teaching for a year in places which did not at the time attract many Western academics - Algeria in the 1960s, India in the 1970s, China in the early 1980s. In each of these places he found expectations about teaching, university administration and social interactions vastly different, often baffling, and always entertaining. The volume concludes with three essays in which Jerry chronicles his academic endeavours, as a scholar of William Blake, forms the basis of the most important collection of Blake works in Canada. With eloquence and humour, Jerry brings to life in Boondoggles the people he met and the grandeur of the places he visited, as both a restless professor and an endlessly curious observer of human nature, long before the era of mass tourism made such travels commonplace.
|Author||: Saree Makdisi|
|Publisher||: University of Chicago Press|
|Release Date||: 2003|
|Pages||: 432 pages|
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Download or read book William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s written by Saree Makdisi and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern scholars often find it difficult to account for the profound eccentricities in the work of William Blake, dismissing them as either ahistorical or simply meaningless. But with this pioneering study, Saree Makdisi develops a reliable and comprehensive framework for understanding these peculiarities. According to Makdisi, Blake's poetry and drawings should compel us to reconsider the history of the 1790s. Tracing for the first time the many links among economics, politics, and religion in his work, Makdisi shows how Blake questioned and even subverted the commercial, consumerist, and political liberties that his contemporaries championed, all while developing his own radical aesthetic.
Download or read book The Moment of Explosion written by Stephen C. Behrendt and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Blake thought that John Milton had been betrayed by both his commentators and his illustrators, and he set out to recover Milton's vision, particularly in Paradise Lost, from the misguided academic and Augustan misinterpretation to which it had been subjected. The Moment of Explosion: Blake and the Illustration of Milton is the first detailed. analysis of all of Blake's illustrations for Milton's poetry. Blake explicitly believed he was correcting errors that Milton wanted corrected, and he felt that his illustration was interpretive criticism in its highest sense, a re-vision that would broadcast Milton's revolutionary ethic afresh. Stephen C. Behrendt blends a close reading of Blake and Milton with meticulous and provocative examination of the illustrations of Blake, his predecessors, and his contemporaries. The focus on visual art as criticism establishes the book as a major essay on the interaction of the arts within and across cultural periods. Fifty-four black-and-white illustrations document that radical, Romantic assault by Blake on tradition in the name of tradition. The highlight of the book is Blake's two sets of Paradise Lost illustrations, reproduced here in twenty-four color plates?Blake's final statements on Paradise Lost and the culmination of his aesthetic and critical development. This beautiful book presents a wealth of illustration previously scattered or inaccessible. It will be of major interest to students of Blake, Milton, Romanticism, art history, and the history of ideas.
Download or read book The Ethos of Rhetoric written by Michael J. Hyde and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fourteen noted rhetorical theorists and critics answer a summons to return ethics from abstraction to the particular. They discuss and explore a meaning of ethos that predates its more familiar translation as "moral character" and "ethics." Together the contributors define ethical discourse and describe what its practice looks like in particular communities.