Blake's Gifts : Poetry and the Politics of Exchange Hardback
Part of the Cambridge Studies in Romanticism series
The idea of the gift, in contrast to concepts of commercial exchange or the exercise of self-interest at the expense of social ties, is integral to the ways in which William Blake thought about his art, and the production and dissemination of his work.
Sarah Haggarty offers a sophisticated and thorough account of the idea of the gift in Blake's writing and designs, examining both the theoretical implications of the term, and the way it plays out in specific textual and visual contexts within Blake's works.
Elegantly written, thoughtful and closely argued, this book explores particular passages with great dexterity and in a style that enables the reader to participate in the experience of discovering the significance of 'the gift' for understanding Blake's work.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 254 pages, 3 Halftones, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 02/09/2010
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780521117289