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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About the Author
Date of Birth:September 14, 1941
Place of Birth:Manila, Philippines
Education: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