Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake

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$21.31
UPC:
9780691012919
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Princeton University Press; New Ed edition (April 1, 1969)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
472
Shipping Weight:
1.2 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.5 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
ISBN-10:
0691012911
ISBN-13:
978-0691012919
Author:
Northrop Frye

Product Overview

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.

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