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The technological system

Author: Jacques Ellul
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 1980.
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Focuses attention on the longevity and complexity of Blake's reception in Japan and elsewhere in the East. This book offers a case-study of the way in which the vigorous afterlife of Blake's work has  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Ellul
ISBN: 0826490077 9780826490070
OCLC Number: 924775773
Description: 362 s
Contents: Introduction; Steve Clark and Masashi Suzuki; Part I: The Orient in Blake: The Global Eighteenth Century; 1. International Blake; David Worrall, Nottingham Trent University, UK; 2. Blake and the Chinamen; Mei-Ying Sung; National University of Taiwan / Nottingham Trent; 3. Colour Printing East and West: Blake and the Ukiyo-e Tradition; Minne Tanaka, Nottingham Trent University, UK; 4. Blake and Rebekkah Bliss, Collector of Oriental Books; Keri Davies, Blake Society / Nottingham Trent University; 5. Blake and the Representation of Race in Late 18th Century England; Sibylle Erle, Nottingham Trent; 6. Black / Blake: Africa and Utopia in the 1790s; Susan Matthews, Roehampton University, UK; 7. An Empire of Exotic Nature: Blake's Botanic and Zoomorphic Imagery; Ashton Nichols, Dickinson College, US; 8. Blake and Egypt; Kazuya Okada, Okayama University, Japan; 9. Blake, Hayley and India; Hikari Sato, University of Kobe, Japan; 10. Blake, India and Wilkins's translation of the Bhagavad-gita; Tristanne Connolly, Waterloo, Ontario; PART II: Blake in the Orient: Early Twentieth Century Japanese Reception. 11. Blake's Oriential Heterodoxy: Yanagi's Perception of Blake; Ayako Wada, Tottori University, Japan; 12. A curious Symmetry between Blake and Yanagi; Kazuyoshi Oishi, University of the Air, Japan; 13. The Female Voice in Blake Studies, 1910s-1930s; Yoko Imalzumi, University of Tsukuba, Japan; 14. Yanagi and Jugaku in the Fifteen Years War; Shunsuke Tsurumi, Japan; 15. The Shirabaka Group and the Early Reception of Blake's Art Work in Japan; Yumiko Goto, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Arts; 16. Blake and the Young Painters of the Kyoto School; Kozo Shioe, Kyoto City University, Japan; 17. Self-Annihilation in Milton; Hatsuko Nimii, Japan's Women University; PART III: Blake in the Orient: Later Responses; 18. Blake's Night Thoughts; Jeremy Tambling, University of Hong Kong; 19. Blake's Reception in Sato and Oe; Barnard Turner, National University of Singapore; 20. Blake and Oe Kenzaburo; Keiko Kobayashi, Ritsumeikan University, Japan; 21. Nebuchadnezzar's Sublime Torment: Blake, Arthur Boyd and the East; Peter Otto, University of Melbourne, Australia; 22. Walking thro' Eternity: Blake's Psychogeography; Jason Whittaker, Falmouth, UK; 23. Blake's Question; John Phillips, University of Singapore; 24. Afterword: The Reception of the British Romantics over the Waters; Elinor Shaffer, University of London, UK Index.
Responsibility: Jacques Ellul ; transl. from French by Joachim Neugroschel.


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"This welcome collection of essays has multiple aims. Its introduction sets it squarely amid recent attempts not just to look at origins and contexts of Blake's output but also at the way it has been Read more...

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