By Northrop Frye
This terrific define of Blake's proposal and observation on his poetry comes at the crest of the present curiosity in Blake, and incorporates us extra in the direction of an knowing of his paintings than any prior research. here's a expensive and entire approach to the riddles of the longer poems, the so-called "Prophecies," and an indication of Blake's perception that might amaze the trendy reader. the 1st part of the booklet exhibits how Blake arrived at a conception of data that was once additionally, for him, a thought of faith, of human existence and of paintings, and the way this carefully outlined approach of principles came across expression within the advanced yet constant symbolism of his poetry. the second one and 3rd elements, after indicating the relation of Blake to English literature and the highbrow surroundings of his personal time, clarify the that means of Blake's poems and the importance in their characters.
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