Blake’s Poetry: Spectral Visions

  • Steven Vine

About this book

Introduction

William Blake is acknowledged as a poet of opposition and contradiction: a writer who, from Songs of Innocence and Experience to his last epic Jerusalem, ceaselessly explored the conflicts between limitation and possibility, reason and energy, torment and joy. But the contradictions within Blake's own 'visionary' poetics are less often considered. Throughout his work, Blake powerfully dramatises the energies and agonies of his own poetic labour.

Keywords

epic poet poetics poetry

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven Vine
    • 1
  1. 1.University College of SwanseaUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-22619-1
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-22621-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22619-1
  • About this book