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The Cambridge Companion to William Blake

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Morris Eaves, Aileen Ward, Joseph Viscomi, Susan Wolfson, David Bindman, Saree Makdisi, Robert Ryan, Jon Mee, David Simpson, Nelson Hilton, Andrew Lincoln, Mary Lynn Johnson, Robert N. Essick, Alexander Gourlay
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  • Date Published: February 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521786775

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  • A poet, painter, and engraver, William Blake died in 1827 in obscurity. Yet he has become one of the most anthologized writers in English and one of the most collected British artists. His urge to create masterpieces of revelation has left complex (and sometimes bizarre) works of written and visual art. The essays in this Companion and a chronology, guides to further reading, and glossary of Blake's terms identify the key points of departure into Blake's diverse world.

    • Indispensable guide to the full range of the work of William Blake
    • Provides guides to further reading and a glossary of Blake's names, words and concepts
    • Amply illustrated to show the interaction between Blake's written and visual work
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    "Like other volumes in the "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series, this collection of essays is designed to be useful for a broad academic audience. It maintains the normally high standards of editing, writing, and scholarship that characterize the series. Highly recommended." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521786775
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 109 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Morris Eaves
    Part I. Perspectives:
    2. William Blake and his circle Aileen Ward
    3. Illuminated printing Joseph Viscomi
    4. Blake's language Susan Wolfson
    5. Blake as painter David Bindman
    6. The political aesthetic of the illuminated books Saree Makdisi
    7. Blake and religion Robert Ryan
    8. Blake's politics in history Jon Mee
    9. Blake and Romanticism David Simpson
    Part II. Blake's Works:
    10. Blake's early works Nelson Hilton
    11. From America to The Four Zoas Andrew Lincoln
    12. Milton and its contexts, 1800–1810 Mary Lynn Johnson
    13. Jerusalem and Blake's final works Robert N. Essick
    Guides to Further Reading
    Glossary of terms, names, and concepts Alexander Gourlay.

  • Editor

    Morris Eaves, University of Rochester, New York
    Morris Eaves is Professor of English at the University of Rochester, New York and author of several books and articles on William Blake.


    Morris Eaves, Aileen Ward, Joseph Viscomi, Susan Wolfson, David Bindman, Saree Makdisi, Robert Ryan, Jon Mee, David Simpson, Nelson Hilton, Andrew Lincoln, Mary Lynn Johnson, Robert N. Essick, Alexander Gourlay

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