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William Blake and the myth of America : from the abolitionists to the counterculture

Author: Linda Freedman
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of William Blake's literary reception in America from the Abolitionists to the counterculture and argues that Blake's poetry has been crucial to America's sense of itself as a mythic and prophetic nation and its struggle with the ironies of new world symbolism as a land of the free and a site of possibility and redemption.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Freedman, Linda, 1980-
William Blake and the myth of America.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press 2018
(OCoLC)1043555512
(OCoLC)1047913321
Named Person: William Blake; William Blake
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Freedman
ISBN: 9780192542762 0192542761 9780191851261 0191851264
OCLC Number: 1043555512
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; A Note on Texts; Introduction; 1: Spirit and Society: Blake's Early American Appeal; 2: Prophets of Democracy: Blake and Whitman; 3: Early Twentieth-Century America: New Versions of the Prophet; 4: Ginsberg's Prophetic Guru; 5: Blake, Duncan, and the Politics of Writing from Myth; 6: 'Energy is Eternal Delight': Blake and Ecopoetic Action; 7: 'Break on Through': Musical Openings of the Doors of Perception 8: The Poetics of Belief: Blake and Countercultural Theology9: Romanticism after Auschwitz: Blake and Bellow; 10: Continuing Visions; America: A Prophecy; Bibliography; EDITIONS, BOOKS, AND ARTICLES; WEBSITES; Index
Responsibility: Linda Freedman.

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