The Cambridge Companion to William Blake / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to William Blake / Edition 1

by Morris Eaves
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521786770

ISBN-13: 9780521786775

Pub. Date: 01/23/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A poet, painter, and engraver, William Blake died in 1827 in obscurity. Yet he has become one of the most anthologized writers in English and one of the most collected British artists. His urge to create masterpieces of revelation has left complex (and sometimes bizarre) works of written and visual art. The essays in this Companion and a chronology, guides to further…  See more details below

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A poet, painter, and engraver, William Blake died in 1827 in obscurity. Yet he has become one of the most anthologized writers in English and one of the most collected British artists. His urge to create masterpieces of revelation has left complex (and sometimes bizarre) works of written and visual art. The essays in this Companion and a chronology, guides to further reading, and glossary of Blake's terms identify the key points of departure into Blake's diverse world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521786775
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/23/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,031,521
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. Introduction Morris Eaves; Part I. Perspectives: 2. William Blake and his circle Aileen Ward; 3. Illuminated printing Joseph Viscomi; 4. Blake's language Susan Wolfson; 5. Blake as painter David Bindman; 6. The political aesthetic of the illuminated books Saree Makdisi; 7. Blake and religion Robert Ryan; 8. Blake's politics in history Jon Mee; 9. Blake and Romanticism David Simpson; Part II. Blake's Works: 10. Blake's early works Nelson Hilton; 11. From America to The Four Zoas Andrew Lincoln; 12. Milton and its contexts, 1800–1810 Mary Lynn Johnson; 13. Jerusalem and Blake's final works Robert N. Essick; Appendices; Guides to Further Reading; Glossary of terms, names, and concepts Alexander Gourlay.

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