Blake and Antiquity / Edition 2

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Blake was a visionary like no other. To some, like William Wordsworth, the only explanation for the remarkable spiritual world Blake witnessed and brought to life in his books was 'insane genius'. Such a view persisted well into the twentieth century. But could madness really be the only explanation for Blake's creations? Blake and Antiquity is the pivotal work that challenged such a view and changed forever our understanding of William Blake's genius. Through meticulous researches into his visual and literary sources, Kathleen Raine restores Blake to the esoteric spiritual tradition with which he was so familiar. As this fully illustrated work makes clear, it is only by appreciating his place within that tradition that any true appreciation of Blake's art and poetry can take place. For many this book will be a revelation; for lovers of Blake it is indispensable.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043817754
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Series: Routledge Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Routledge Classics Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
List of Illustrations
The Cave of the Nymphs 1
The Myth of Psyche 16
The Myth of the Kore or Persephone 34
The Myth of the Great Year 54
The Nether-World of Alchemy 75
Prophet against Science 94
Select Bibliography 110
Illustrations 121
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