William Blake - Songs of Innocence and of Experience by Sarah HaggartyWilliam Blake - Songs of Innocence and of Experience by Sarah Haggarty

William Blake - Songs of Innocence and of Experience

bySarah Haggarty, Jon A Mee

Paperback | November 28, 2013

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This indispensable Guide maps out the daunting critical terrain surrounding Blake's most widely-studied text. It introduces students to the earliest reactions to 'Songs' during Blake's lifetime, explores his gathering reputation in the nineteenth century, and examines critical approaches to the work in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Sarah Haggarty is University Lecturer in English and Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge, UK.Jon Mee is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of York, UK.
Title:William Blake - Songs of Innocence and of ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.43 inPublished:November 28, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023022010X

ISBN - 13:9780230220102

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction: 'Piping Down the Valleys Wild'.- 1. Producing 'Songs': 'In a Book that All May Read'.- 2. Blake's Contemporaries on 'Songs': Simplicity, Madness, Genius and Swedenborgianism.- 3. Reviving Blake in the 1820s and 1830s: Obituaries, Biographies and the First New Editions.- 4. Enshrining Blake in the 1860s and 1870s: Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism and Counter-Attack.- 5. Blake and the Moderns: Symbolism and Scholarship.- 6. The Post-War Foundations: System, Myth and History.- 7. Freedom and Repression in the 1960s and 1970s: Form, Ideology and Gender.- 8. Blake's Composite Art in the 1980s and 1990s: Textuality and the Materiality of the Book.- 9. Worlding Blake Today: 'Past, Present and Future Sees'.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.