A Blake Dictionary

A Blake Dictionary : Ideas and Symbols of William Blake

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • Brown University Press
  • Providence, RI, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 13 illus. 6 figs.
  • 0874514363
  • 9780874514360
  • 459,006

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Damon s . . . Dictionary is extraordinarily comprehensive, indispensable for the aspiring Blakeman, and generally reliable. F. W. Bateson, The New York Review of Books"show more

About Stephen Foster Damon

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.show more

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