Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake

Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake

by Northrop Frye
     
 

Halmi (English, U. of Washington) has edited this classic work by Northrup Frye, his first book (in 1947). The introduction discusses at length the process of research and thinking that led to Frye's writing of the book and its reception by scholars. Halmi's notes provide citations for quotations from the Bible and other sources and explanations of obscure references… See more details below

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Halmi (English, U. of Washington) has edited this classic work by Northrup Frye, his first book (in 1947). The introduction discusses at length the process of research and thinking that led to Frye's writing of the book and its reception by scholars. Halmi's notes provide citations for quotations from the Bible and other sources and explanations of obscure references in the text. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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:
890,578
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.46(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Note on the citation of Blake's works
Introduction
Frye's dedication3
Pt. 1The argument9
Ch. 1The case against Locke11
Ch. 2The rising god37
Ch. 3Beyond good and evil61
Ch. 4A literalist of the imagination90
Ch. 5The world within the word112
Pt. 2The development of the symbolism149
Ch. 6Tradition and experiment151
Ch. 7The thief of fire189
Ch. 8The refiner in fire227
Ch. 9The nightmare with her ninefold266
Pt. 3The final synthesis305
Ch. 10Comus Agonistes307
Ch. 11The city of God347
Ch. 12The burden of the valley of vision392
General note : Blake's mysticism415
Editor's App. APreface to the Beacon Press edition419
Editor's App. BPreface to the Italian translation421
Editor's App. CFrye's shorter writings on Blake423

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