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Reading William Blake - S. Behrendt

Reading William Blake

Hardcover

Published: 30th March 1992
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Explores the process involved in reading William Blake's poems. The poems include on the same pages, verbal and visual texts that often seem to be at odds with one another or even, at times, to be entirely unrelated. Because reading verbal and visual texts involves different asthetic assumptions and operations, Blake's texts make different demands on their readers which further complicates the reading activity. The author attempts to outline some of the ways in which the intellectual and imaginative transaction proceeds between author and reader via the medium of the illuminated text as a physical artifact.

Preface - List of Illustrations - Key to Abbreviations - A Note on Copies - Introduction: Reading Blake's Texts - Songs of Innocence and Experience - Three Early Illuminated Works - Lambeth Prophecies I: History of the World - Lambeth Phrophecies II: History of the Universe - Epic Art: Milton and Jerusalem - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333524848
ISBN-10: 0333524845
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 30th March 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1