Historicizing Blake

Historicizing Blake

by Steve Clark
     
 

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Historicizing Blake puts Blake back into the cultural context of his times. These new essays by both established and younger scholars readdress Blake's contemporary milieu after the neglect of ten years of post-structuralist, reader-orientated methodology. What analogies can be drawn between Blake and such previously neglected figures as William Hamilton Reid and…  See more details below

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Historicizing Blake puts Blake back into the cultural context of his times. These new essays by both established and younger scholars readdress Blake's contemporary milieu after the neglect of ten years of post-structuralist, reader-orientated methodology. What analogies can be drawn between Blake and such previously neglected figures as William Hamilton Reid and Garnet Terry? How does Blake redeploy conventions of scientific atomism, illustrate the Book of Enoch or handle the discrepancy between commerce and pastoral? Does Blake reflect or challenge eighteenth-century historical or alchemical tradition? What was the status of engraving in the Royal Academy? How has current scholarship defeminized The Book of Thel? By employing notions of history wider than the purely 'literary', and featuring an important new essay by Iain McCalman, the foremost historian of the subculture of the period, Historicizing Blake represents a significant contribution towards the re-historicizing of Romanticism.

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ISBN-13:
9780333568194
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
272

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