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Blake and the city

Author: Jennifer Davis Michael
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Though usually classified as a Romantic, Blake subverts and dissolves the binaries on which Romanticism turns: self and other, art and nature, country and city. Rather than reject city outright like many of his contemporaries, Blake embraces it as the intricate workshop of human imagination. Each chapter of this book focuses on a specific text of Blake's that illustrates a particular conception of metaphorical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Blake; William Blake; William Blake
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Davis Michael
ISBN: 0838756468 9780838756461 0838756522 9780838756522
OCLC Number: 67773739
Description: 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: on Blake, the city, and romanticism --
Word and image in the urban pastoral: Songs of innocence and of experience --
Prophetic labor and creation of space: Lambeth and The four Zoas --
The city as body: Milton --
The city as text: Jerusalem.
Responsibility: Jennifer Davis Michael.
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