Blake and the City

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Description

Though usually classified as a Romantic, Blake subverts and dissolves the binaries on which Romanticism turns: self and other, art and nature, country and city. Rather than reject city outright like many of his contemporaries, Blake embraces it as the intricate workshop of human imagination. Each chapter of this book focuses on a specific text of Blake's that illustrates a particular conception of metaphorical embodiment of the city. These shifting metaphors emphasize the construction of all human environments and the need for imaginative labor to build and interpret them. This study seeks to bridge a gap between 'transcendent' and 'historicist' readings of Blake while at the same time challenging assumptions that still color our view of the city in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

Price
£64.00
Publisher
Bucknell University Press
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781611482546
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