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Blake and Modern Literature

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About this book


William Blake is one of the most important influences on twentieth-century literature. This study will ask why he is a figure central to the Modernist re-definition of past art. He also appears to be an acceptable sage for postmodernists, he can be associated with an opposition to authority without imposing one version of his own mythology.


English literature George Eliot Modernism postmodernism Romanticism William Blake William Butler Yeats

About the authors

EDWARD LARRISSY is Professor of English Literature at the University of Leeds, UK. He read English at Oxford, and has taught at the universities of Warwick and Keele. He has published books on Blake, on Modern and Contemporary Poetry and on Yeats.

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'this first full-length study of Blake's influence on twentieth-century literature is fascinating in it's range of reference.' - The Use of English

'...the most consistent and comprehensive text yet on Blake's literary influence.' - Jason Whittaker, Review of English Studies