Download PDF or read online William Blake and Gender Book by Magnus Ankarsjö and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-01-27 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The closing years of the eighteenth century were the particular domain of literary radicals whose work challenged ideas on gender and sexuality. During this transitional period, the poetry of William Blake reflected the changing mores of society as well as his own developing notions of gender. This work presents an in-depth exploration of gender issues in Blake’s three epic poems, The Four Zoas, Milton and Jerusalem. The opening chapter discusses basic concepts such as notions of apocalypse, utopia and gender, all essential to the author’s reading of Blake. Background regarding the literary atmosphere of the time, which included influence from the tradition of dissent, English Jacobinism and early feminism, is also included, effectively setting the context for Blake’s work. The book then examines the poems in chronological order. It concentrates particularly on male and female activity within each work (refuting the common assumption that Blake was anti-feminist) while exploring the symbolism of the poetry. Blake’s repeated theme of the struggle between the sexes receives special emphasis, as does the progress of his gender vision through the three poems.
Download PDF or read online William Blake Book by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2008 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Presents a selection of important older literary criticism of selected works by nineteenth-century poet William Blake.
Download PDF or read online The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake Book by William Blake and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1982 with total page 1028 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Since its first publication in 1965, this collection has been widely hailed as the best available text of William Blake's poetry and prose. It is now expanded to include a new foreword by Harold Bloom, his definitive statement on Blake's greatness.
Download PDF or read online William Blake Book by G.E. Bentley Jnr. and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-09-10 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.
Download PDF or read online William Blake Book by David Bindman and published by Ardent Media. This book was released on 1975 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online William Blake's Religious Vision Book by Jennifer Jesse and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2013-02-14 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Analyzing Blake’s works theologically through a wide-angled lens that encompasses the major religious movements he addressed in his art, Jesse concludes Blake was a theological moderate who defended an evangelical faith akin to the Methodism of John Wesley. She argues that, once we collate the different messages he constructed for each of his target audiences, we find him advocating a system that would have been recognized by his contemporaries as Wesleyan in character.
Download PDF or read online William Blake and the Digital Humanities Book by Roger Whitson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-04 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : William Blake’s work demonstrates two tendencies that are central to social media: collaboration and participation. Not only does Blake cite and adapt the work of earlier authors and visual artists, but contemporary authors, musicians, and filmmakers feel compelled to use Blake in their own creative acts. This book identifies and examines Blake’s work as a social and participatory network, a phenomenon described as zoamorphosis, which encourages — even demands — that others take up Blake’s creative mission. The authors rexamine the history of the digital humanities in relation to the study and dissemination of Blake’s work: from alternatives to traditional forms of archiving embodied by Blake’s citation on Twitter and Blakean remixes on YouTube, smartmobs using Blake’s name as an inspiration to protest the 2004 Republican National Convention, and students crowdsourcing reading and instruction in digital classrooms to better understand and participate in Blake’s world. The book also includes a consideration of Blakean motifs that have created artistic networks in music, literature, and film in the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries, showing how Blake is an ideal exemplar for understanding creativity in the digital age.
Download PDF or read online William Blake and the Age of Aquarius Book by Stephen F. Eisenman and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2017-10-17 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : William Blake and the Age of Aquarius / by Stephen F. Eisenman -- Prophets, madmen, and millenarians: Blake and the (counter)culture of the 1790s / by Mark Crosby -- William Blake on the West Coast / Elizabeth Ferrell -- William Blake and art against surveillance / Jacob Henry Leveton -- Building Golgonooza in the Age of Aquarius / John Murphy -- "My teacher in all things": Sendak, Blake, and the visual language of childhood / Mark Crosby -- Blake then and now / W.J.T. Mitchell
Download PDF or read online A Bibliographical Study of William Blake's Note-book Book by William Blake and published by Ardent Media. This book was released on 1953 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online William Blake and the Myth of America Book by Linda Freedman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-05 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This volume tells the story of William Blake's literary reception in America and suggests that ideas about Blake's poetry and personality helped shape mythopoeic visions of America from the Abolitionists to the counterculture. It links high and low culture and covers poetry, music, theology, and the novel. American writers have turned to Blake to rediscover the symbolic meaning of their country in times of cataclysmic change, terror, and hope. Blake entered American society when slavery was rife and civil war threatened the fragile experiment of democracy. He found his moment in the mid twentieth-century counterculture as left-wing Americans took refuge in the arts at a time of increasingly reactionary conservatism, vicious racism, pervasive sexism, dangerous nuclear competition, and an increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam, the fires of Orc raging against the systems of Urizen. Blake's America, as a symbol of cyclical hope and despair, influenced many Americans who saw themselves as continuing the task of prophecy and vision. Blakean forms of bardic song, aphorism, prophecy, and lament became particularly relevant to a literary tradition which centralised the relationship between aspiration and experience. His interrogations of power and privilege, freedom and form resonated with Americans who repeatedly wrestled with the deep ironies of new world symbolism and sought to renew a Whitmanesque ideal of democracy through affection and openness towards alterity.
Download PDF or read online William Blake's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy Book by Eric Pyle and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-12-19 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : William Blake's series of illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy was his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Blake intended to engrave this series, but it was unfinished at his death. The series includes seven partially complete engravings and 102 works in various stages of completion--some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and--in Blake's view--correction of Dante's poem. This book compares the two men's theological and artistic views and analyzes in detail the meaning of Blake's illustrations, for the first time introducing their theological and aesthetic exuberance to a modern audience.
Download PDF or read online A Study Guide for William Blake's "London" Book by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Jerusalem (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake) Book by William Blake and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 5 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This carefully crafted ebook: "Jerusalem (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, travelled to what is now England and visited Glastonbury during the unknown years of Jesus. The legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation describing a Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a new Jerusalem. The Christian Church in general, and the English Church in particular, has long used Jerusalem as a metaphor for Heaven, a place of universal love and peace. In the most common interpretation of the poem, Blake implies that a visit by Jesus would briefly create heaven in England, in contrast to the "dark Satanic Mills" of the Industrial Revolution. Blake's poem asks questions rather than asserting the historical truth of Christ's visit. Thus the poem merely implies that there may, or may not, have been a divine visit, when there was briefly heaven in England. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
Download PDF or read online William Blake Book by Bethan Stevens and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Blake is acclaimed as one of the greatest poets and artists; he is also a fascinating figure in English history. He devised a unique method of self-publishing that combined written text and illustration on the same copperplate. The resulting 'illuminated books', which he printed and coloured himself with the help of his wife, mostly sold in small numbers within a network of admirers. Blake's chief artistic breakthroughs were little known in his lifetime, but from the nineteenth century onwards followers such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti helped to establish his reputation as an artist of outstanding vision and power." "This book explores Blake's creative life and includes interesting anecdotal stories relating to his childhood, married life, his various patrons, and his many sources of inspiration. Illustrated here are some of the best of Blake's books, prints, drawings and illustrations from the collection of the British Museum." --Book Jacket.
Download PDF or read online The Life of William Blake Book by Mona Wilson and published by Re-set with revisions and additional notes, London, R. Hart-Davis. This book was released on 1948 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online The Representation of London in William Blake's "london" and William Wordsworth's "composed Upon Westminster Bridge" Book by Annika Bräuer and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2010-12 with total page 25 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Wuppertal, language: English, abstract: This work is about the representation of London in William Blake's "London" and William Wordsworth's "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802". The reason for choosing these poems is the contradictoriness at first glance but at second view opens a new perspective, for the two poems complete each other to a general and detailed overview of London and its two different sights. It should display how both poets see London through different perspectives, sum up and compare these differences. One question which could arise while reading the poems could be which of the representations is more realistic for the time. Furthermore it should give an answer to the question, what the authors intended by writing the poems and discuss if there are different intentions. The analysis of the poems focuses mainly on the representation of London. The results will be compared and the questions, which were brought up in this introduction will be answered. 1. Introduction 2. The representation of London in William Blake's "London" 3. The representation of London in "Composed upon Westminster Bridge September 3, 1802" 4. Comparison of the representation of London in both poems 5. Conclusion 6. Bibliography 7. Appendix - Damon, Samual Foster. 1988 . A Blake dictionary. The ideas and symbols of William Blake. Hannover [etal.]: Univ. Pr. of New England. - Stillinger, Jack & Lynch, Deidre, Shauna. "The Romantic Period". In: W.W.Norton& Company, Inc. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1363 - 1884. Eightgh Edition. - Wolfreys, Julian. 1998. Writing London. The Trace of the Urban Text from Blake to Dickens. Houndmills [etal.]: PALGRAVE.