A Blake Dictionary: Ideas and Symbols of William Blake

A Blake Dictionary: Ideas and Symbols of William Blake

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By (author) Stephen Foster Damon

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  • Publisher: Brown University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 30mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1988
  • Publication City/Country: Providence, RI
  • ISBN 10: 0874514363
  • ISBN 13: 9780874514360
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 12ill.6figs.
  • Sales rank: 365,412

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William Blake, poet, artist, and mystic, created a vast multidimensional universe through his verse and art. Spun from a fabric of symbolism and populated by a host of complex characters, Blake's comprehensive world has provided endless inspiration to subsequent generations. For the reader of Blake, background knowledge of his symbolism is a necessity. In this volume, first published in 1965, S. Foster Damon, father of modern Blake studies and a professor at Brown University until his death, has assembled all references to particular symbols or aspects of Blake's work and life, so that readers can see the entire spectrum of Blake's thought on a variety of topics.

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S. FOSTER DAMON (1893-1971) was the father of modern Blake Studies. MORRIS EAVES, University of Rochester, has written numerous books on Blake and is the editor of the William Blake Archive, an online resource.