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The Resource The valley of vision : Blake as prophet and revolutionary, by Peter F. Fisher ; edited by Northrop Frye

The valley of vision : Blake as prophet and revolutionary, by Peter F. Fisher ; edited by Northrop Frye

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The valley of vision : Blake as prophet and revolutionary
Title
The valley of vision
Title remainder
Blake as prophet and revolutionary
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by Peter F. Fisher ; edited by Northrop Frye
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eng
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The author of this important contribution to the study of Blake was tragically drowned in a sailing accident when he had almost completed it in manuscript. His was a critical mind of singular erudition and power. As is abundantly evidenced in these chapters which Northrop Frye has prepared for publication. Fisher had made a careful study of Oriental philosophy and of Plato and the Neo-Platonists and this background enabled him to make an original and fruitful analysis of his central interest, Blake. The book is not a study of Blake's sources but of his context. The author is trying to answer the question: given Blake's general point of view, why does he make the specific judgments he does make, judgments which so often seem merely glib or petulant or perverse. Blake himself, in explaining a painting, remarked: "It ought to be understood that the Persons, Moses & Abraham, are not here meant, but the States Signified by those Names." Fisher explains what Blake meant by "states," and shows that such names as Plato, Bacon or Newton, or such terms as "priest" or "deist" in Blake's writings, refer not to individuals but to cultural forces in Western civilization, the influence of which accounted for the social conditions that Blake attacked. The attack itself, Fisher shows, was based on a revolutionary dialectic, a sense of the underlying opposition between reactionaries committed to obscurantism and social injustice, the "Elect" as Blake calls them, and the prophets committed to a greater vision (the "Reprobate"), with the mass of the public (the "Redeemed") in between
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1918-1958
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Fisher, Peter F.
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821/.7
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index present
LC call number
PR4147
LC item number
.F5 1961
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Frye, Northrop
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University of Toronto Department of English. Studies and texts
Series volume
no. 9
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  • Blake, William
  • Revolutionary literature, English
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Visions in literature
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Political and social views
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Revolutionary literature, English
  • Visions in literature
  • Filosofia Moderna
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The valley of vision : Blake as prophet and revolutionary, by Peter F. Fisher ; edited by Northrop Frye
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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The prohetic reprobate -- The circle of destiny -- The allegory of the church -- Reason and the new science -- The critique of vision -- Enthusiasm and the romatic revolt -- Visionary politics -- Genius and imagination : the alchemy of vision -- The prelude to prophecy -- Human exisitance : the epic theme -- Natural existence : the selfhood
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9781487595241
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22573/ctt1vg91nw
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)1004770695
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The valley of vision : Blake as prophet and revolutionary, by Peter F. Fisher ; edited by Northrop Frye
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prohetic reprobate -- The circle of destiny -- The allegory of the church -- Reason and the new science -- The critique of vision -- Enthusiasm and the romatic revolt -- Visionary politics -- Genius and imagination : the alchemy of vision -- The prelude to prophecy -- Human exisitance : the epic theme -- Natural existence : the selfhood
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1004770695
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781487595241
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vg91nw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004770695
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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