William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols
William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols by Damon S. Foster is a comprehensive exploration of the life and work of the English poet and artist William Blake. The book delves into Blake's complex philosophy, which was deeply influenced by the mystical and philosophical traditions of the time, including Christianity, Neoplatonism, and the works of Emanuel Swedenborg. Foster examines the symbolism in Blake's poetry and art, and how it reflects his philosophical beliefs. He also explores the political and social context in which Blake lived and worked, including the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, and how these events influenced his work. The book includes a detailed analysis of some of Blake's most famous works, including The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, and The Tyger. It also includes an overview of Blake's life and career, including his struggles with poverty and his unconventional personal life. Overall, William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols is an insightful and engaging exploration of one of the most important and enigmatic figures in English literature and art. It will appeal to anyone interested in Blake's work, as well as those interested in the history of philosophy, art, and literature.This is a new release of the original 1924 edition.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.