The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake,Harold Bloom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520044739

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

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Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.


The Portable William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127612

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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The Portable Blake contains the hermetic genius's most important works: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in their entirety; selections from his "prophetic books"—including The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Abion, America, The Book of Urizen, and The Four Zoas—and from other works of poetry and prose, as well as the complete drawings for The Book of Job.

The Cambridge Companion to William Blake

Author: Morris Eaves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786775

Category: Art

Page: 302

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Collects essays, based on the works of William Blake, that reflect upon such recurrent themes as art, religion, and politics.


A Visit to William Blake's Inn

Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

Author: Nancy Willard,Alice Provensen,Martin Provensen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152938222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

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Inspired by William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, this delightful collection of poetry for children brings to life Blake's imaginary inn and its unusual guests. Full color. Newbery Medal; Caldecott Honor Book; Golden Kite Honor Book; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award.


The Moment of Explosion

Blake and the Illustration of Milton

Author: Stephen C. Behrendt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803211698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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William Blake thought that John Milton had been betrayed by both his commentators and his illustrators, and he set out to recover Milton's vision, particularly in Paradise Lost, from the misguided academic and Augustan misinterpretation to which it had been subjected. The Moment of Explosion: Blake and the Illustration of Milton is the first detailed. analysis of all of Blake's illustrations for Milton's poetry. Blake explicitly believed he was correcting errors that Milton wanted corrected, and he felt that his illustration was interpretive criticism in its highest sense, a re-vision that would broadcast Milton's revolutionary ethic afresh. Stephen C. Behrendt blends a close reading of Blake and Milton with meticulous and provocative examination of the illustrations of Blake, his predecessors, and his contemporaries. The focus on visual art as criticism establishes the book as a major essay on the interaction of the arts within and across cultural periods. Fifty-four black-and-white illustrations document that radical, Romantic assault by Blake on tradition in the name of tradition. The highlight of the book is Blake's two sets of Paradise Lost illustrations, reproduced here in twenty-four color plates?Blake's final statements on Paradise Lost and the culmination of his aesthetic and critical development. This beautiful book presents a wealth of illustration previously scattered or inaccessible. It will be of major interest to students of Blake, Milton, Romanticism, art history, and the history of ideas.




The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature:

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521079341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1094

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

William Blake

Author: Harold Bloom,Alexis Harley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438117078

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a story she wrote at the age of 19, is still a popular tale to this day, remarkable not only for its striking plot but also its Romantic elements. Part of the Bloom's Classic Critical Views series, this book includes selections of some of the best historical criticism about Mary Shelley and her works.

Witness Against the Beast

William Blake and the Moral Law

Author: E. P. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521469777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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First paperback edition of one of E. P. Thompson's best and most deeply felt works.

Collected Poems

Author: William Blake,William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415289856

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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A selection of Blake's poetry made by William Butler Yeats in 1905, which helped to restore the reputation and awareness of Blake, who had been undervalued and forgotten up until then.

The Need to Help

The Domestic Arts of International Humanitarianism

Author: Liisa H. Malkki

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375362

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In The Need to Help Liisa H. Malkki shifts the focus of the study of humanitarian intervention from aid recipients to aid workers themselves. The anthropological commitment to understand the motivations and desires of these professionals and how they imagine themselves in the world "out there," led Malkki to spend more than a decade interviewing members of the international Finnish Red Cross, as well as observing Finns who volunteered from their homes through gifts of handwork. The need to help, she shows, can come from a profound neediness—the need for aid workers and volunteers to be part of the lively world and something greater than themselves, and, in the case of the elderly who knit "trauma teddies" and "aid bunnies" for "needy children," the need to fight loneliness and loss of personhood. In seriously examining aspects of humanitarian aid often dismissed as sentimental, or trivial, Malkki complicates notions of what constitutes real political work. She traces how the international is always entangled in the domestic, whether in the shape of the need to leave home or handmade gifts that are an aid to sociality and to the imagination of the world.


Songwriting für Dummies

Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770

Category:

Page: 408

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This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.

Blake's Night Thoughts

Author: J. Tambling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230505619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Blake's Night Thoughts discusses Blake as a poet and artist of night, considering night through graveyard poetry and Young in the eighteenth-century, urbanism in the nineteenth and Levinas and Blanchot's writings in the twentieth. Taking 'night' as the breakdown of rational progressive thought and of thought based on concepts of identity, the book reads the lyric poetry, some Prophetic works, including a chapter on The Four Zoas , the illustrations to Young, and Dante, and look's at Blake's writing of madness.