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William Blake's Comic Vision, Hardback Book

William Blake's Comic Vision Hardback


Blake's comic brilliance has been variously dismissed as the nervous ramblings of a neglected genius, the tomfool doodles of a distracted youngster, or a crude tool for destabilizing textual authority.

But, for the eighteenth century, comedy played a pivotal role in debates on aesthetics, education, spirituality and morality.

This exciting new study blends a close reading of Blake's early work with fascinating historical research to demonstrate that the comic was an essential component of Blake's artistic Vision.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 292 pages, XIII, 292 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave USA
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780312220648

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