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William Blake and the Myth of America

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ISBN 13 : 019254277X
Pages : 280 pages
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Download William Blake and the Myth of America PDF Format Full Free by Linda Freedman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-12 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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William Blake and the Myth of America

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Download William Blake and the Myth of America PDF Format Full Free by Linda Freedman and published by . This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tells the story of William Blake's literary reception in America from the Abolitionists to the counterculture and argues that Blake's poetry has been crucial to America's sense of itself as a mythic and prophetic nation and its struggle with the ironies of new world symbolism as a land of the free and a site of possibility and redemption.


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William Blake and the Myths of Britain

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ISBN 13 : 0230372104
Pages : 215 pages
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Download William Blake and the Myths of Britain PDF Format Full Free by J. Whittaker and published by Springer. This book was released on 1999-06-03 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Blake and the Myths of Britain is the first full-length study of Blake's use of British mythology and history. From Atlantis to the Deists of the Napoleonic Wars, this book addresses why the eighteenth century saw a revival of interest in the legends of the British Isles and how Blake applied these in his extraordinary prophetic histories of the giant Albion, revitalising myths of the Druids and Joseph of Arimathea bringing Christ to Albion.


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Divine Images

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Publisher : Reaktion Books
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ISBN 13 : 1789142881
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Divine Images PDF Format Full Free by Jason Whittaker and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although relatively obscure during his lifetime, William Blake has become one of the most popular English artists and writers, through poems such as “The Tyger” and “Jerusalem,” and images including The Ancient of Days. Less well-known is Blake’s radical religious and political temperament and that his visionary art was created to express a personal mythology that sought to recreate an entirely new approach to philosophy and art. This book examines both Blake’s visual and poetic work over his long career, from early engravings and poems to his final illustrations, to Dante and the Book of Job. Divine Images further explores Blake’s immense popular appeal and influence after his death, offering an inspirational look at a pioneering figure.


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Blake, Myth, and Enlightenment

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ISBN 13 : 1137390352
Pages : 343 pages
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Download Blake, Myth, and Enlightenment PDF Format Full Free by David Fallon and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-01-09 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides compelling new readings of William Blake’s poetry and art, including the first sustained account of his visionary paintings of Pitt and Nelson. It focuses on the recurrent motif of apotheosis, both as a figure of political authority to be demystified but also as an image of utopian possibility. It reevaluates Blake’s relationship to Enlightenment thought, myth, religion, and politics, from The French Revolution to Jerusalem and The Laocoön. The book combines careful attention to cultural and historical contexts with close readings of the texts and designs, providing an innovative account of Blake’s creative transformations of Enlightenment, classical, and Christian thought.


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Blake's "America, a Prophecy" ; And, "Europe, a Prophecy"

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ISBN 13 : 9780486245485
Pages : 47 pages
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Download Blake's "America, a Prophecy" ; And, "Europe, a Prophecy" PDF Format Full Free by William Blake and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 47 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 35 plates in full color. Facsimile edition based on rare, priceless originals engraved and hand-colored by Blake himself.


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Myths and Nationhood

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136677178
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Myths and Nationhood PDF Format Full Free by George Schopflin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 0226502619
Pages : 412 pages
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Download William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s PDF Format Full Free by Saree Makdisi and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern scholars often find it difficult to account for the profound eccentricities in the work of William Blake, dismissing them as either ahistorical or simply meaningless. But with this pioneering study, Saree Makdisi develops a reliable and comprehensive framework for understanding these peculiarities. According to Makdisi, Blake's poetry and drawings should compel us to reconsider the history of the 1790s. Tracing for the first time the many links among economics, politics, and religion in his work, Makdisi shows how Blake questioned and even subverted the commercial, consumerist, and political liberties that his contemporaries championed, all while developing his own radical aesthetic.


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Ideology and Aesthetics in American Literature and Arts

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ISBN 13 : 3838255135
Pages : 204 pages
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Download Ideology and Aesthetics in American Literature and Arts PDF Format Full Free by Jaroslav Kušnír and published by ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press. This book was released on 2012-01-31 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book includes contributions by African, East and West European, Asian and North American scholars which deal with and compare ideological and non-ideological approaches to the analysis of literary, artistic as well as popular works (popular music) mostly by American authors. Most of the essays deal with a way various aspects of American identity are depicted, represented, treated, ideologized and aestheticized in different literary genres, forms of art and media. The contributions offer multidisciplinary, cross-cultural and comparative perspectives and represent a diversity of scholarly voices ranging from the general discussion on the relationship between ideology and art (Anton Pokrivčák), ideology and multiculturalism (Cristina Garrigós). They also give the analysis of poetry (Pokrivčák, Obododima Oha), postmodern fiction (Pi-Hua Ni, Cristina Garrigós), drama (Zoe Detsi-Diamanti, Csaba Csapó) as well as the comparative analysis of the depiction of the identity of North American Indians in such different media as literature and film (Michal Peprník). In addition to this, the book includes the analysis of Black rap music (Wojciech Kallas).


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Wonders Divine

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Publisher : Bucknell University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780838754689
Pages : 234 pages
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Download Wonders Divine PDF Format Full Free by Sheila A. Spector and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores Blake's esoteric and religious influences


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William Blake

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Publisher : Pearson Education
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ISBN 13 : 9780582307391
Pages : 376 pages
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Download William Blake PDF Format Full Free by William Blake and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2000 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Blake (1757-1827), a visionary poet who was also a painter and engraver, was one of the most individual poets of any age. This newest volume in the best selling Longman Annotated Texts series, is a new anthology of William Blake poetry. Each work, including individual songs, has an introduction describing a range of critical opinion and the annotation is the most detailed of any single-volume Blake.This comprehensive selection includes complete texts of all Blake's best known work: the Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Book of Thel, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, America, the book of Urizen, and Laocoon. All Blake's significant lyric poems are included, and there are generous selections from The Four Zoas, Milton, Jerusalem and The Everlasting Gospel.Those intersted in the poetry of William Blake. Also available in Hardcover 0-582-30740-6.


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The Monomyth in American Science Fiction Films

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786479116
Pages : 204 pages
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Download The Monomyth in American Science Fiction Films PDF Format Full Free by Donald E. Palumbo and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-10-22 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the great intellectual achievements of the 20th century, Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces is an elaborate articulation of the monomyth: the narrative pattern underlying countless stories from the most ancient myths and legends to the films and television series of today. The monomyth's fundamental storyline, in Campbell's words, sees "the hero venture forth from the world of the common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons to his fellow man." Campbell asserted that the hero is each of us--thus the monomyth's endurance as a compelling plot structure. This study examines the monomyth in the context of Campbell's The Hero and discusses the use of this versatile narrative in 26 films and two television shows produced between 1960 and 2009, including the initial Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983), The Time Machine (1960), Logan's Run (1976), Escape from New York (1981), Tron (1982), The Terminator (1984), The Matrix (1999), the first 11 Star Trek films (1979-2009), and the Sci Fi Channel's miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) and Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003).


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Multicultural Poetics

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 13 : 1438468458
Pages : 292 pages
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Download Multicultural Poetics PDF Format Full Free by Nissa Parmar and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2017-12-21 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture. Multicultural Poetics provides a new perspective on American poetry that will contribute to the evolution of contemporary critical practice. Nissa Parmar combines formalist analysis with cultural studies theory to trace a lineage of hybrid poetry from the American Renaissance to what Marilyn Chin deemed America’s “multicultural renaissance,” the blossoming of multicultural literature in the 1980s and 1990s. This re-visionary literary history begins by analyzing Whitman and Dickinson as postcolonial poets. This critical approach provides an alternative to the factionalism that has characterized twentieth-century American poetic history and continues to inform literary criticism in the twenty-first century. Parmar uses a multiethnic, multigender method that emphasizes the relationship between American poetic form and cultural development. This book provides a new approach by using hybridity as the critical paradigm for a study that groups multiethnic and emergent authors. It thereby combats literary ghettoization while revealing commonalities across American literatures and the cross-fertilization that has informed their development. “Parmar demonstrates her mastery of the immense body of scholarship devoted to the poetic lineage Multicultural Poetics engages. She writes with elegance and tact and displays her ability to simplify several concepts—liminality, the third space, interstitiality—of the most confounding of contemporary theorists.” — Donald E. Pease, author of The New American Exceptionalism


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Anglo-American Perceptions of Hellenism

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443802735
Pages : 340 pages
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Download Anglo-American Perceptions of Hellenism PDF Format Full Free by Tatiani Rapatzikou and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2008-12-18 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume an attempt is made to tackle Hellenism as a global and transcultural entity. Through an array of essays, this book constitutes a comparative study of various literary, cultural and artistic trends as these develop throughout the course of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries on both sides of the Atlantic. Having been designed with the general as well as the specialized reader in mind, this book will prove to be a valuable guide to scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as to a broad spectrum of readers with an interest in comparative literature, cultural history, history of the classical heritage, transatlantic studies, English and American romantic, modernist and postmodernist narratives. Its diverse material falls under the umbrella terms of “English Hellenisms” and “American Hellenisms” with the intention of enhancing intercultural dialogue and understanding. By embracing multivocality, as proven by the number of articles it contains, this book proves the tenacity, diachronic and intercontinental appeal of Hellenism at the era of multiculturalism and globalization.


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Romantic Satanism

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230513301
Pages : 213 pages
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Download Romantic Satanism PDF Format Full Free by P. Schock and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-07-08 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Criticism has largely emphasised the private meaning of 'Romantic Satanism', treating it as the celebration of subjectivity through allusions to Paradise Lost that voice Satan's solitary defiance. The first full-length treatment of its subject, Romantic Satanism explores this literary phenomenon as a socially produced myth exhibiting the response of writers to their milieu. Through contextualized readings of the major works of Blake, Shelley, and Byron, this book demonstrates that Satanism enabled Romantic writers to interpret their tempestuous age: it provided them a mythic medium for articulating the hopes and fears their age aroused, for prophesying and inducing change.


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Regeneration Through Archetype

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The Cambridge Companion to William Blake

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ISBN 13 : 9780521786775
Pages : 332 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to William Blake PDF Format Full Free by William Blake and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-01-23 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects essays, based on the works of William Blake, that reflect upon such recurrent themes as art, religion, and politics.