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Dangerous enthusiasm : William Blake and the culture of radicalism in the 1790s

Author: Jon Mee
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Dangerous Enthusiasm considers Blake's prophetic books written during the 1790s in the light of the French Revolution controversy raging at the time; his works are shown to be less the expressions of isolated genius than the products of a complex response to the cultural politics of his contemporaries. William Blake's work presents a stern challenge to historical criticism. Jon Mee's new study meets the challenge by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Mee, Jon.
Dangerous enthusiasm.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)609099580
Named Person: William Blake; William Blake; William Blake
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Mee
ISBN: 0198122268 9780198122265
OCLC Number: 25871543
Description: x, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Blake the bricoleur. "Every Honest Man is a Prophet" - popular enthusiasm and radical millenarianism; "Northern Antiquities" - bards, druids, and antique liberties; "Forms of Dark Delusion: - mythography and politics; Blake, the Bible, and its critics in the 1790s; conclusion - a radical without an audience?
Responsibility: Jon Mee.
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