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Fearful symmetry : a study of William Blake

Author: Northrop Frye
Publisher: [Princeton, N.J.] : Princeton University Press, [1969]
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A collection of essays about William Blake.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Blake; William Blake; William Blake; William Blake; William Blake; William Blake
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Northrop Frye
ISBN: 0691012911 9780691012919 0691061653 9780691061658
OCLC Number: 29097
Description: 462 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part One : The argument. The case against Locke --
The rising God --
Beyond good and evil --
A literalist of the imagination --
The word within the word --
Part Two : The development of the symbolism. Tradition and experiment --
The thief of fire --
The refiner in fire --
The nightmare with her ninefold --
Part Three : The final synthesis. Comus agonistes --
The city of God --
The burden of the valley of vision.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: by Northrop Frye.
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Shows how William Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expression in  Read more...


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"A magnificent, extraordinary book... Several great poets have written of Blake, but this book is the first to show the full magnitude of Blake's mind."--The Spectator

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