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Prophetic character : essays on William Blake in honor of John E. Grant

Author: Alexander S Gourlay; John E Grant
Publisher: West Cornwall, CT : Locust Hill Press, ©2002.
Series: Locust Hill literary studies, no. 33.
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"Since he began publishing essays, reviews, and books about Blake's composite visual and verbal art in 1960, John E. Grant has widely and deeply influenced the field of Blake studies, exhorting scholars and students to rethink old assumptions and insisting that those considering the words must attend to the pictures and those studying the visual art must read with care both Blake's poetry and works he illustrated.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prophetic character.
West Cornwall, CT : Locust Hill Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606905727
Named Person: William Blake; John E Grant; William Blake; William Blake; John E (Philologe) Grant
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander S Gourlay; John E Grant
ISBN: 0933951965 9780933951969
OCLC Number: 49991582
Description: xviii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chronological Checklist of Publications / John E. Grant --
The Evolution of Blake's Pestilence / Stephen C. Behrendt --
Variations on the Fall in Blake's Designs for Young's Night Thoughts / J.M.Q. Davies --
In Defense of Clods / Michael Ferber --
The Education of the Prophetic Character: Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell as a Primer in Visionary Autography / Everett C. Frost --
"Idolatry or Politics": Blake's Chaucer, the Gods of Priam, and the Powers of 1809 / Alexander S. Gourlay --
Blake's Erin, The United Irish, and "Sexual Machines" / Catherine L. McClenahan --
"As portentous as the written wall": Blake's Illustrations to Night Thoughts / Jon Mee --
Blake's Feet: Toward a Poetics of Incarnation / Jennifer Davis Michael --
From the Religious to the Psychological Sublime: The Fate of Young's Night Thoughts in Blake's The Four Zoas / Peter Otto --
William Blake and Dr. Thornton's "Tory Translation" of the Lord's Prayer / Morton D. Paley --
The Religion of Empire: Blake's Rahab in Its Biblical Contexts / G.A. Rosso --
A Numerological Analysis of Jerusalem / Sheila A. Spector --
Preventing the Star-Led Wizards: Blake's Europe and Popular Astrology / Richard J. Squibbs.
Series Title: Locust Hill literary studies, no. 33.
Responsibility: edited by Alexander S. Gourlay.

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"Since he began publishing essays, reviews, and books about Blake's composite visual and verbal art in 1960, John E. Grant has widely and deeply influenced the field of Blake studies, exhorting scholars and students to rethink old assumptions and insisting that those considering the words must attend to the pictures and those studying the visual art must read with care both Blake's poetry and works he illustrated. Over the last four decades Grant has shown by example how subtle, learned, and inventive Blake scholarship can be."--Jacket.

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