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The Resource Eternity's sunrise : the imaginative world of William Blake, Leo Damrosch, (electronic resource)

Eternity's sunrise : the imaginative world of William Blake, Leo Damrosch, (electronic resource)

Label
Eternity's sunrise : the imaginative world of William Blake
Title
Eternity's sunrise
Title remainder
the imaginative world of William Blake
Statement of responsibility
Leo Damrosch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"William Blake, overlooked in his time, remains an enigmatic figure to contemporary readers despite his near canonical status. Out of a wounding sense of alienation and dividedness he created a profoundly original symbolic language, in which words and images unite in a unique interpretation of self and society. He was a counterculture prophet whose art still challenges us to think afresh about almost every aspect of experience--social, political, philosophical, religious, erotic, and aesthetic. He believed that we live in the midst of Eternity here and now, and that if we could open our consciousness to the fullness of being, it would be like experiencing a sunrise that never ends. Following Blake's life from beginning to end, acclaimed biographer Leo Damrosch draws extensively on Blake's poems, his paintings, and his etchings and engravings to offer this generously illustrated account of Blake the man and his vision of our world. The author's goal is to inspire the reader with the passion he has for his subject, achieving the imaginative response that Blake himself sought to excite. The book is an invitation to understanding and enjoyment, an invitation to appreciate Blake's imaginative world and, in so doing, to open the doors of our perception."--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Damrosch, Leopold
Dewey number
  • 821/.7
  • B
LC call number
PR4146
LC item number
.D32 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blake, William
  • Poets, English
  • Poets, English
  • Artists
  • Blake, William
  • Artists
  • Poets, English
  • Engelska poeter
  • England
Label
Eternity's sunrise : the imaginative world of William Blake, Leo Damrosch, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, chronology, and index
Contents
Introduction -- The working artist -- How should we understand Blake's symbols? -- Innocence -- Experience -- Revolution -- Atoms and visionary insight -- "The gate is open" -- Understanding Blake's myth -- The Zoas and ourselves -- The prophetic call -- Breakthrough to apocalypse -- "The torments of love and jealousy" -- The female will -- Wrestling with God -- The traveler in the evening
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001587211
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 332 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780300200676
Lccn
2015942776
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001587211
Label
Eternity's sunrise : the imaginative world of William Blake, Leo Damrosch, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, chronology, and index
Contents
Introduction -- The working artist -- How should we understand Blake's symbols? -- Innocence -- Experience -- Revolution -- Atoms and visionary insight -- "The gate is open" -- Understanding Blake's myth -- The Zoas and ourselves -- The prophetic call -- Breakthrough to apocalypse -- "The torments of love and jealousy" -- The female will -- Wrestling with God -- The traveler in the evening
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001587211
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 332 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780300200676
Lccn
2015942776
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001587211

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