William Blake is one of the most important influences on twentieth-century literature. This study will ask why he is a figure central to the Modernist re-definition of past art. He also appears to be an acceptable sage for postmodernists, he can be associated with an opposition to authority without imposing one version of his own mythology.
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About the Author
EDWARD LARRISSY is Professor of English Literature at the University of Leeds.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction: Blake, Between Romanticism, Modernism and Postmodernism Zoas and Moods: Myth and Aspects of the Mind in Blake and Yeats Eliot between Blake and Yeats Blake and Oppositional Identity in Yeats, Auden and Dylan Thomas Blake and Joyce Deposits and Rehearsals: Repetition and Redemption in The Anathémata of David Jones: A Comparison and Contrast with Blake Blake, Postmodernity and Postmodernism Joyce Carey: Getting It From the Horse's Mouth Two American Disciples of Blake: Robert Duncan and Allen Ginsberg Postmodern Myths and Lies: Iain Sinclair and Angela Carter Salman Rushdie, Myth and Postcolonial Romanticism Notes Bibliography Index