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An Introduction to the Study of Blake

An Introduction to the Study of Blake

1st Edition

By Max Plowman
February 15, 2017

First published in 1927 (this edition in 1967), this book is about Blake, his symbols, and their meanings. As Ward says in his forward, the volume goes beyond Blake, becoming universal and timeless, and is about Religion.  Plowman’s book presents itself, not as a critical text, ...

Blake's Heroic Argument

Blake's Heroic Argument

1st Edition

By David Fuller
February 15, 2017

First published in 1988, this book is a study of all Blake’s work in illuminated printing. It traces in particular, the development of his ideas on politics, religion, sexuality, and the imagination. There are substantial sections on some of Blake’s best-known works, including the Marriage of ...

Blake, Politics, and History

Blake, Politics, and History

1st Edition

Edited By Jackie DiSalvo, G. A. Rosso, Christopher Z. Hobson
February 15, 2017

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 ...

Divided Image A Study of William Blake and W. B. Yeats

Divided Image: A Study of William Blake and W. B. Yeats

1st Edition

By Rudd E. Margaret
February 15, 2017

First published in 1953, this book examines Blake’s vision and its impact on the work of Yeats who imitated Blake in the hope that he might find that same vision. Margaret Rudd’s approach is literary as well as philosophical, and psychological and she discusses the work of both poets in this way....

Organiz'd Innocence The Story of Blake's Prophetic Books

Organiz'd Innocence: The Story of Blake's Prophetic Books

1st Edition

By Rudd E. Margaret
February 15, 2017

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 ...

Reading Blake's Songs

Reading Blake's Songs

1st Edition

By Zachary Leader
February 15, 2017

First appearing in 1981, this book was the first full-length study of the Songs of Innocence and Experience to be published in almost fifteen years. The book provides detailed readings of each poem and its accompanying design, to redirect attention to the nature and achievement of the book as a ...

Twentieth-Century Blake Criticism Northrop Frye to the Present

Twentieth-Century Blake Criticism: Northrop Frye to the Present

1st Edition

By Joseph Natoli
February 15, 2017

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 ...

William Blake's Epic Imagination Unbound

William Blake's Epic: Imagination Unbound

1st Edition

By Joanne Witke
February 15, 2017

First published in 1986, this book starts from the premise that Blake’s poem Jerusalem is in effect his defence of human imagination. The formal categories are literary but the aim is the philosophical one of Creating a System. The philosophic meaning emerges from the structure since its form is ...

Routledge Library Editions: William Blake

Routledge Library Editions: William Blake

1st Edition

By Various
August 18, 2015

This set reissues eight books that examine the work and principles of William Blake. The titles were originally published between 1953 and 1998 and analyse and comment on all of Blake’s major works including his prophetic works and the Songs of Innocence and Experience. Taken as a whole, this set ...

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