William Blake

William Blake

by Harold Bloom (Editor)

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Overview

William Blake is known as one of the nineteenth century's greatest poets and prophets of the imagination. This new volume from the Bloom's Classic Critical Views series examines his poetry-including Jerusalem, Milton, and The Four Zoas-with selections of the best criticism from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791085714
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Series: Bloom's Biocritiques Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom's books -- about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature -- are as erudite as they are accessible.

Hometown:

New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

July 11, 1930

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

Table of Contents


Series Introduction     vii
Introduction   Harold Bloom     ix
Biography     xv
Personal     3
"Letter to Thomas Johnes" (1806)   Benjamin Heath Malkin     7
Charles Lamb (1824)     10
Henry Crabb Robinson (1825-26)     11
"The Life of William Blake" (1832)   Frederick Tatham     17
Samuel Palmer (1855)     20
Seymour Kirkup (1870)     24
"William Blake" (1880-81)   Dante Gabriel Rossetti     25
General     27
"William Blake" (1830)   Allan Cunningham     34
Anna Jameson (1848)     34
Walter Thornbury (1861)     35
"Supplementary" (1863)   Dante Gabriel Rossetti     36
"Pictor Ignotus" (1864)   Mary Abigail Dodge     37
"The Prophetic Books" (1866)   Algernon Charles Swinburne     38
Moncure D. Conway (1868)     43
"William Blake" (1869)   James Smetham     48
"Blake's Songs and Political Sketches" (1869)   Charles Eliot Norton     49
"William Blake" (1880)   J. Comyns Carr     51
Margaret Oliphant (1882)     55
"Blake" (1889)   Coventry Patmore     57
Richard Henry Stoddard (1892)     60
W.B. Yeats and Edwin J. Ellis (1893)     61
Lionel Johnson (1893)     73
Alfred T. Story (1893)     78
J.J. Jusserand (1894)     82
"William Blake" (1895)   John Vance Cheney     82
Stopford A. Brooke (1896)     85
George Saintsbury (1896)     86
"Academy Portraits: XXXII. William Blake" (1897)   W.B. Yeats     89
G.K. Chesterton (1910)     93
Works     99
"The Poems of William Blake" (1864)   James Thomson     104
"Imperfect Genius: William Blake" (1876)   Henry G. Hewlett     119
"A Phase of William Blake's Romanticism" (1893)   Lucy Allen Paton     125
"William Blake" (1896)   A.C. Benson     131
"The Poetry of William Blake" (1900)   Henry Justin Smith     134
"Bibliographical Preface to the Songs of Innocence and of Experience," and "Bibliographical Preface to Poems from the 'Prophetic Books'" (1905)   John Sampson     149
G.K. Chesterton (1910)     157
"America," "Europe," "The Book of Los," and "Milton" (1926)   D.J. Sloss    J.P.R. Wallis     159
"Two Examples" (1927)   Max Plowman     179
"A Note on William Blake's Book of Urizen" (1929)   Dorothy Plowman     191
Chronology     205
Index     207

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