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This brilliant outline of Blake's thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study. Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so-called "Prophecies," and a demonstration of Blake's insight that will amaze the modern reader. The first section of the book shows how Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expression in the complicated but consistent symbolism of his poetry. The second and third parts, after indicating the relation of Blake to English literature and the intellectual atmosphere of his own time, explain the meaning of Blake's poems and the significance of their characters.
Title: Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake
Publisher: "Princeton, NJ", Princeton: 1969
ISBN Number: 0691012911
ISBN Number 13: 9780691012919
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: GOOD+
lb: 2.10 lb
Seller ID: 7-0T016
Description: "As new except for pencil underlining in the first chapter. ""An intelligent and beautifully written critical interpretation of the poetry and symbolic thought of William Blake."" 462 indexed pages. 5.5x8.5x.9"""