1st Edition

William Blake The Critical Heritage

Edited By G.E. Bentley Jnr. Copyright 1975
    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels.
    The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation.
    Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects.
    The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.

    PREFACE, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, INTRODUCTION, NOTE ON THE TEXT, Part I. Blake’s Life, 1. General comments, 2. External events, 3. Politics, 4. Visions, 5. Madness, 6. ‘He is always in Paradise’, Part II. Writings, 7. Reviews of Malkin’s account of Blake (1806), 8. General comments, 9. Poetical Sketches (1783), 10. The Book of Thel (1789), 11. The French Revolution (1791), 12. Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1789, 1794), 13. America (1793) and Europe (1794), 14. Descriptive Catalogue (1809), 15. Jerusalem (1804–?20), Part III. Drawings, 16. General comments, Part IV. Engraved designs, 17. General comments, 18. Salzmann, Elements of Morality (1791), 19. Burger, Leonora (1796), 20. Cumberland, Thoughts on Outline (1796), 21. Stuart and Revett, Antiquities of Athens, vol. III, 1794, 22. Young, Night Thoughts (1797), 23. Hayley, Essay on Sculpture (1800), 24. Hayley, Designs to a Series of Ballads (1802), 25. Hayley, Life…of William Cowper (1803), 26. Hayley, Triumphs of Temper (1803), 27. Hoare, Academic Correspondence (1804), 28. Hayley, Ballads (1805), 29. Blair, The Grave (1808), 30. The Prologue and Characters of Chaucer’s Pilgrims (1812), 31. Virgil, Pastorals (1821), 32. Remember Me! (1825, 1826), 33. Illustrations of The Book of Job (1826), 34. Blake’s Illustrations of Dante (?1838), Part V. General essays on Blake, 35. B.H.MALKIN, A Father’s Memoirs of his Child, 1806, 36. H.C.ROBINSON, ‘William Blake, artist, poet and religiousmystic’, Vaterländisches Museum, translated, 1811, 37. Obituary in Literary Gazette, 1827, 38. Obituary in Literary Chronicle, 1827, 39. ALLAN CUNNINGHAM, ‘William Blake’ in his Lives of… British Painters, 1830, 40. ANON., ‘The inventions of William Blake, painter and poet’, London University Magazine, 1830, 41. ANON., ‘The last of the supernaturalists’, Fraser’s Magazine, 1830, 42. FREDERICK TATHAM, ‘Life of Blake’, ?1832, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ANNOTATED INDEX OF NAMES


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