Blake, Lavater, and Physiognomy: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Blake, Lavater, and Physiognomy

1st Edition

By Sibylle Erle

Routledge

244 pages

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Description

This book examines the early reception of Johann Caspar Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy and demonstrates how the challenges occurring during the production of Henry Hunter's translation resonate in William Blake's treatment of the Genesis story.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. From Idea to Parameter: Good Copies 3. From Face to Vision: Good Likeness 4. From Face to Vision: Measuring the Soul 5. From Text to Image: Friendship and Memory in Aphorisms on Man 6. From Text to Image: Physiognomy and Embodiment in Aphorisms on Man 7. From Physiognomische Fragmente to Essays on Physiognomy: Editing 8. From Genesis to Blake's Creation Myth: Editing 9. Conclusion

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General