Symbol and Truth in Blake's Myth

Symbol and Truth in Blake's Myth

by Leopold Damrosch


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Symbol and Truth in Blake's Myth by Leopold Damrosch

In a controversial examination of the conceptual bases of Blake's myth, Leopold Damrosch argues that his poems contain fundamental contradictions, but that this fact docs not imply philosophical or artistic failure.

Originally published in 1981.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691064338
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 02/21/1981
Series: Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages: 414

About the Author


Newton, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

September 14, 1941

Place of Birth:

Manila, Philippines


B.A., Yale University, 1963; M.A. Cambridge University, 1966; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1968

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • [Contents], pg. vii
  • [List of Illustrations], pg. ix
  • [Acknowledgments], pg. xi
  • A Note on References, pg. xiii
  • [Introduction], pg. 1
  • [ONE]. Vision and Perception, pg. 11
  • [Two]. The Truth of Symbols, pg. 38
  • [Three]. Symbol, Myth, and Interpretation, pg. 63
  • [Four]. The Zoas and the Self, pg. 122
  • [Five]. The Problem of Dualism, pg. 165
  • [Six]. God and Man, pg. 244
  • [Seven]. Blake and Los, pg. 302
  • Conclusion. Blake and the Reader, pg. 349
  • Appendix. Los, Mulciber, and the Tyger, pg. 373
  • Index, pg. 383

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