The Resource Blake's critique of transcendence : love, jealousy, and the sublime in The four Zoas, Peter Otto

Blake's critique of transcendence : love, jealousy, and the sublime in The four Zoas, Peter Otto

Label
Blake's critique of transcendence : love, jealousy, and the sublime in The four Zoas
Title
Blake's critique of transcendence
Title remainder
love, jealousy, and the sublime in The four Zoas
Statement of responsibility
Peter Otto
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Blake's Critique of Transcendence is the most important works in Blake's oeuvre. It uncovers a Blake deeply engaged with the cultural discourses of his time, in profound dialogue with Swedenborg, Locke, and Young. In the course of this conversation, Blake anatomizes a remarkable variety of cultural practices (including religion, science, and art) designed to achieve transcendence. He focuses in particular on the fate of the body in cultures of transcendence, developing perhaps the first theory of sexual sublimation. Blake's radical visual and verbal strategies in this poem are part of an attempt to defer the movement of transcendence, long enough for the reader to see the warring elements of the fallen world as the dismembered body of humanity."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
821/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4144.F683
LC item number
O88 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Blake's critique of transcendence : love, jealousy, and the sublime in The four Zoas, Peter Otto
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-358) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART I. THE RHETORIC OF TRANSCENDENCE -- 1. Blake, Blake Criticism, and the Sublime -- 2. Rational Heavens and Carnal Hells -- PART II. FALLING INTO A WORLD OF LOS(S) -- 3. The Birth of Los(s) from Tharmas -- 4. Urizen's World of Los(s) -- 5. A Cacophony of Voices -- 6. Building a Swedenborgian Heaven -- PART III. BUILDING THE FALLEN WORLD -- 7. The Elaboration of Los(s) -- PART IV. REASON'S STRUGGLE AGAINST THE FLESH -- 8. Urizen Explores his Dens -- 9. Flesh and Spirit -- 10. A Sensitive Body -- PART V. THE END AND BEGINNING OF HISTORY -- 11. Death of the Body/Liberation of the Spirit -- 12. The LastJudgement -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn606431138
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 365 pages, [8] pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191674655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37495835
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606431138
  • oso0191674656
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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