Constructive Vision and Visionary Deconstruction: Los, Eternity, and the Productions of Time in the Later Poetry of William Blake

$230.00

SKU: 9780198117513
Author: Otto, Peter
Publication Date: 04/11/1991
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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Description

Focusing on the tension in Blake’s poetry between doubt and belief, this book offers a new account of the way Blake’s major prophecies work and of the strategies they employ. Offering a radically new reading of Milton and Jerusalem, Otto argues that the autonomous, world-forming imagination is subject to visionary deconstruction. He demonstrates that rather than subordinating existence to perception, the poems attempt to induce their readers to action.