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William Blake : British and Irish Authors - Bill Gillham

William Blake

British and Irish Authors

Paperback

Published: 7th May 1973
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A critical introduction to William Blake"s poetry, which concentrates on the most accessible of Blake"s writings, but which also gives careful consideration to the longer prophetic works. Biographical material has been kept to a minimum, allowing a full concentration on the poetry itself. Professor Gillham maintains that The Songs should be viewed as a dramatic unity and that their interpretation is not aided by a study of the later prophetic works as has so often been maintained. He analyses Blake"s lapse from the deceptively simple clarity of The Songs into the strained, obscure and abstract manner of the later poems in a way which, while helping the reader to a full appreciation of the early work, enables him at last to come to grips with the Prophecies.

Introduction
Innocent joy
Imaginative and dogmatic thought
The fall from innocence
Sympathy in innocence and in experience
Contrary idea of God
The disguises of experience
Blake's longer works
The book of Thel
Visions of the daughters of Albion
Index
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ISBN: 9780521097352
ISBN-10: 0521097355
Series: British and Irish Authors
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 7th May 1973
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3