Blake: Prophet Against Empire

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Courier Corporation, 1977 - Art - 582 pages
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In this volume, a leading Blake scholar shows how the political and social events and movements of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries influenced or inspired many of Blake's finest poems: "America, Europe, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The French Revolution, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, the Four Zoas" and numerous others. While Blake's poems can be read on many levels, this in-depth criticial study demonstrates that much of the strange symbolism of his poetry represents a literary campaign against the political tyranny of the day.
 

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Contents

War Unchained
3
The Fierce Americans
20
Republican
30
English Genius and the Main Chance
89
We Who Are Philosophers
115
First Voice of the Moming
149
The Etemal Hell Revivm
175
Seeking the Trump of Doom
201
27
307
Take the World with
363
20
370
30
384
115
437
Chronology
496
Index
533
201
534

iii
256
When Thought Is Closed
283
25
288
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489
589
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