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By David Fallon

This publication offers compelling new readings of William Blake’s poetry and paintings, together with the 1st sustained account of his visionary work of Pitt and Nelson. It specializes in the recurrent motif of apotheosis, either as a determine of political authority to be demystified but additionally as a picture of utopian risk. It reevaluates Blake’s dating to Enlightenment inspiration, delusion, faith, and politics, from The French Revolution to Jerusalem and The Laocoön. The ebook combines cautious recognition to cultural and ancient contexts with shut readings of the texts and designs, offering an cutting edge account of Blake’s artistic differences of Enlightenment, classical, and Christian thought.

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