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Dangerous Enthusiasm

William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

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Dangerous Enthusiasm by Jon Mee
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William Blake's work presents a stern challenge to historical criticism. Jon Mee's new study meets that challenge by investigating contexts outside the domains of standard literary histories. He traces the distinctive rhetoric of the illuminated books to the French Revolution controversy of the 1790s and Blake's fusion of the diverse currents of radicalism abroad in that decade. Dangerous Enthusiasm presents a more comprehensively politicized picture of Blake than any previous study. It is supported by a wealth of original research which will be of interest to historians and literary critics alike. Blake emerges from these pages as a 'bricoleur' who fused the language of London's popular dissenting culture with the more sceptical radicalism of the Enlightenment. His prophetic books are shown to be less the expressions of isolated genius than the products of a complex response to the cultural politics of his contemporaries.
Release date NZ
August 13th, 1992
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 pp plates
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
268
Dimensions
146x226x22
ISBN-13
9780198122265
Product ID
1859995

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