Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion

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Princeton University Press, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 302 pages

The nature of William Blake's genius and of his art is most completely expressed in his Illuminated books. In order to give full and free expression to his vision Blake invented a method of printing that enabled him to create works in which words and images combine to form pages uniquely rich in content and beautiful in form. It is only through the pages as originally conceived and published by the poet himself that Blake's meaning can be fully experienced.

 

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The publisher and the Blake Trust deserve thanks for making Blake's illuminated books of poetry widely available as they were originally published. These two volumes, to be joined by three others ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
6
FOREWORD
7
INTRODUCTION
9
THE PLATES
16
THE TEXT with COMMENTARY on the plates and NOTES on the text
121
Texts and Citations
123
Abbreviations of Blakes Works
124
WORKS CITED
290
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About the author (1991)

David Bindman is Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at University College, London. Morton D. Paley is Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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