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Fallon, David James, 1977-

Blake, myth, and enlightenment : the politics of apotheosis / David Fallon. - London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. - xii, 343 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index

This book provides compelling new readings of William Blake's poetry and art, including the first sustained account of his visionary paintings of Pitt and Nelson. It focuses on the recurrent motif of apotheosis, both as a figure of political authority to be demystified but also as an image of utopian possibility. It reevaluates Blake's relationship to Enlightenment thought, myth, religion, and politics, from The French Revolution to Jerusalem and The Laocoon. The book combines careful attention to cultural and historical contexts with close readings of the texts and designs, providing an innovative account of Blake's creative transformations of Enlightenment, classical, and Christian thought

9781137390349 1137390344


Blake, William, 1757-1827 --Criticism and interpretation


Apotheosis in art
Apotheosis in literature
Art, English--19th century
English poetry--History and criticism--19th century
Romanticism--Great Britain.


Criticism, interpretation, etc.

821.7 / F196

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