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Witness against the beast : William Blake and the moral law

Author: E P Thompson
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, [©1994]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Witness Against the Beast is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary study in which the renowned social historian E. P. Thompson contends that most of the assumptions scholars have made about William Blake are misleading and unfounded. Brilliantly reexamining Blake's cultural milieu and intellectual background, Thompson detects in Blake's poetry a repeated call to resist the usury and commercialism of the 'Antichrist'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Blake; William Blake; William Blake; William Blake; William Blake
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E P Thompson
ISBN: 1565840585 9781565840584 1565840992 9781565840997
OCLC Number: 32265582
Notes: Copyright date from p. [4] of cover.
Description: xxi, 234 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: E.P. Thompson.

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"Witness Against the Beast is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary study in which the renowned social historian E. P. Thompson contends that most of the assumptions scholars have made about William Blake are misleading and unfounded. Brilliantly reexamining Blake's cultural milieu and intellectual background, Thompson detects in Blake's poetry a repeated call to resist the usury and commercialism of the 'Antichrist' embodied by contemporary society--to 'witness against the beast'." -- back cover

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