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.
Preface; Introduction 1. Reference Works and Bibliographies 2. Essay Collections and Introductory Works 3. Blake’s Life and Contemporaries 4. Blake’s Reputation 5. Blake’s Symbols and Themes 6. Style and Form 7. Blake’s Influence 8. Engravings, Paintings and Drawings 9. Sources and Analogues 10. Critical Comparisons 11. Individual Works; Addenda; Index