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Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake
     

Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake

by Northrop Frye
 

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ISBN-10: 0691012911

ISBN-13: 9780691012919

Pub. Date: 04/01/1969

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book offers an explanation of Blake's thought and a commentary on his poetry. No effort has been made to deal at all adequately with Blake's biography or with his work as painter and engraver: a study of his relation to English literature is primarily what has been attempted.

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This book offers an explanation of Blake's thought and a commentary on his poetry. No effort has been made to deal at all adequately with Blake's biography or with his work as painter and engraver: a study of his relation to English literature is primarily what has been attempted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691012919
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1969
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
800,838
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.46(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents


PART ONE - THE ARGUMENT
1. The Case against Locke 3
2. The Rising God 30
3. Beyond Good and Evil 55
4. A Literalist of the Imagination 85
5. The Word Within the Word 108
PART TWO - THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYMBOLISM
6. Tradition and Experiment 147
7. The Theif of Fire 187
8. The Refiner in Fire 227
9. The Nightmare with Her Ninefold 269
PART THREE - THE FINAL SYNTHESIS
10. Comus agonists 313
11. The City of God 356
12. The Burden of the Valley of Vision 404
GENERAL NOTE: BLAKE'S MYSTICISM 431
NOTES ON THE ILLUSTRATIONS 433
NOTES TO THE TEST 435
INDEX 451

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