Symbol and Truth in Blake's Myth by Leopold DamroschSymbol and Truth in Blake's Myth by Leopold Damrosch

Symbol and Truth in Blake's Myth

byLeopold Damrosch

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In a controversial examination of the conceptual bases of Blake's myth, Leopold Damrosch argues that his poems contain fundamental contradictions, but that this fact docs not imply philosophical or artistic failure.

Originally published in 1981.

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Title:Symbol and Truth in Blake's MythFormat:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0691615543

ISBN - 13:9780691615547

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Table of Contents


  • FrontMatter,pg. i
  • [Contents],pg. vii
  • [List of Illustrations],pg. ix
  • [Acknowledgments],pg. xi
  • A Note on References,pg. xiii
  • [Introduction],pg. 1
  • [ONE]. Vision and Perception,pg. 11
  • [Two]. The Truth of Symbols,pg. 38
  • [Three]. Symbol, Myth, and Interpretation,pg. 63
  • [Four]. The Zoas and the Self,pg. 122
  • [Five]. The Problem of Dualism,pg. 165
  • [Six]. God and Man,pg. 244
  • [Seven]. Blake and Los,pg. 302
  • Conclusion. Blake and the Reader,pg. 349
  • Appendix. Los, Mulciber, and the Tyger,pg. 373
  • Index,pg. 383