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Fearful Symmetry : a Study of William Blake.

Author: Northrop Frye
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Northrop Frye
ISBN: 9781400847471 1400847478
OCLC Number: 845252060
Description: 1 online resource (809 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Preface; Contents; Illustrations; Part One: The Argument; 1. The Case Against Locke; 2. The Rising God; 3. Beyond Good and Evil; 4. A Literal1st of the Imagination; 5. The Word Within the Word; Part Two: The Development of the Symbolism; 6. Tradition and Experiment; 7. The Thief of Fire; 8. The Refiner in Fire; 9. The Nightmare with her Ninefold; Part Three: The Final Synthesis; 10. Comus Agonistes; 11. The City of God; 12. The Burden of the Valley of Vision; General Note: Blake's Mysticism; Notes on the Illustrations; Notes to the Text.

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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 expres.

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