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William Blake's comic vision

Author: Nick Rawlinson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study should be of interest to the scholar and aficionado alike. It uncovers a thematic unity within Blake's early work: his far reaching use of humour. Although often dismissed as a product of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Humor
Named Person: William Blake; William Blake
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Rawlinson
ISBN: 0312220642 9780312220648 0333745655 9780333745656
OCLC Number: 40267542
Description: xiii, 292 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Songs of Pleasant Glee: William Blake and the Comic --
Comedy: 'For Every thing that lives is holy, life delights in life' --
Comic and Blake's Vision --
Old Nobodaddy aloft --
2. Mirth at the errors of a foe: the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Comic World --
Satire --
Sentimental comedy --
carnivalesque --
Blake and the Fool --
It is in Particulars that Wisdom consists & Happiness too --
3. Playing the Fool: Blake's Sense of Humour --
Absurd tales and strait waistcoats --
I must Create a System --
4. 'I love the jocund dance': The Comic in the Poetical Sketches and Tiriel --
Sun of loss and the Father of Los --
Fool and King Edward the Third --
'Listen to the fool's reproach! it is a kingly title!' The Madman and Tiriel --
5. Talking of Virtuous Cats: An Island in the Moon --
lunar landscape --
'I was only making a fool of you' --
map of a small island --
6. To sing the sweet chorus of 'Ha, Ha, He': The Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience --
7. Vision of the Last Judgment: The Comic in Blake's Designs --
'No man if hee be sober daunceth, except hee be mad' --
8. And to conclude: A fool sees not the same tree a wise man sees.
Responsibility: Nick Rawlinson.
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