Blake's Margins: An Interpretive Study of the Annotations

Blake's Margins: An Interpretive Study of the Annotations

by Hazard Adams
     
 

Known for his prophetic and imaginative works of poetry, painting, and printmaking, William Blake was also a prolific reader and annotator of other writers' works. This is the first work of criticism to consider Blake's annotations in their entirety, and it covers such topics as art, poetry, theology, madness and philosophy, as well as the authors Lavater,

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Overview

Known for his prophetic and imaginative works of poetry, painting, and printmaking, William Blake was also a prolific reader and annotator of other writers' works. This is the first work of criticism to consider Blake's annotations in their entirety, and it covers such topics as art, poetry, theology, madness and philosophy, as well as the authors Lavater, Swedenborg, Bacon, Spurzheim, Berkeley, and Wordsworth, among others.

Editorial Reviews

Nbol.com
with the increasing appreciation of the nature of marginalia as a genre, Hazard Adams's study of Blake's is a timely one. Adams has the fine talents of discussing difficult passages lucidly without simplifying their meanings... all readers...will come away from it with a richer understanding of his thought
Oxford Journal
"an important and interesting work...this is the first critical work to consider William Blake's annotations in their entirety"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786445363
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Professor emeritus at the University of Washington's department of comparative literature, Hazard Adams lives in Berkeley, California. He is known internationally as a scholar of William Blake, W.B. Yeats, Joyce Cary, and the history of criticism.

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