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  • A New interpretation of Four of William Blake's Minor Prophecies His Use of the "four zoas" as an Organizing Principleby Robert E. Simmons

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    This book examines four of Blake's works that use a consistent fourfold imagery and structure based on the four "zoas", or aspects of Albion. Luvah as the zoa of "god" is the state of imgaination in England. Urthona as the zoa of "body" is the physical state of England. Urizen as the zoa of "soul" is the... more...

  • Masks of Conquestby Gauri Viswanathan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A classic work in postcolonial studies, Masks of Conquest describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and its function as an effective form of political control abetting voluntary cultural assimilation. Gauri Viswanathan demonstrates how the literary text functioned as a mirror of the ideal Englishman and became a mask... more...

  • The Symbolism and Sources of Outlanderby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series--and the massive serial novel on which it is based--has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic.Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan... more...

  • Re-reading Poetsby Paul Kameen

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    In Re-reading Poets, Paul Kameen offers a deep reflection on the importance of poets and poetry to the reader. Through his historical, philosophical, scholarly, and personal commentary on select poems, Kameen reveals how these works have helped him form a personal connection to each individual poet. He relates their profound impact not only on... more...

  • Reading Blake's Songsby Zachary Leader

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    First appearing in 1981, this book was the first full-length study of the Songs of Innocence and Experience to be published in almost fifteen years. The book provides detailed readings of each poem and its accompanying design, to redirect attention to the nature and achievement of the book as a whole, to Songs as a single, carefully unified work... more...

  • Organiz'd Innocenceby Rudd E. Margaret

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1956, this book has been described by the author as something of a biographical novel, somewhere between formal scholarly criticism and a more creative form of writing. It looks at the meaning of Blake?s visions and how the troubles of his life affected his poems known as the prophetic books. It focuses on the story of the universal... more...

  • An Introduction to the Study of Blakeby Max Plowman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1927 (this edition in 1967), this book is about Blake, his symbols, and their meanings. As Ward says in his forward, the volume goes beyond Blake, becoming universal and timeless, and is about Religion.  Plowman?s book presents itself, not as a critical text, but an interpretative one, and the study therefore illuminates the work... more...

  • Blake's Heroic Argumentby David Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1988, this book is a study of all Blake?s work in illuminated printing. It traces in particular, the development of his ideas on politics, religion, sexuality, and the imagination. There are substantial sections on some of Blake?s best-known works, including the Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and the Songs of Innocence and Experience... more...

  • Blake, Politics, and Historyby Jackie DiSalvo; G. A. Rosso; Christopher Z. Hobson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1998, this book formed part of an ongoing effort to restore politics and history to the centre of Blake studies. It adopts a three pronged approach when presenting its essays, seeking to promote a return to the political Blake; to deepen the understanding of some of the conversations articulated in Blake?s art by introducing new,... more...

  • Divided Imageby Rudd E. Margaret

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1953, this book examines Blake?s vision and its impact on the work of Yeats who imitated Blake in the hope that he might find that same vision. Margaret Rudd?s approach is literary as well as philosophical, and psychological and she discusses the work of both poets in this way. more...