Setting William Blake's language concepts and practices within the broad context of linguistic history, this book offers a new perspective on his poetry. Essick first looks in detail at four of Blake's paintings and addresses some basic questions in semiotic theory based on the history of the "motivated sign" idea from Plato to Wilhelm von Humboldt. Converting this background into a hermeneutic, he then demonstrates Blake's contributions to the mystical tradition and his critique of 18th-century linguistic doctrines, presenting a parodic deconstruction of rationalist sign theory in The Book of Urizen. Finally, Essick looks at Blake's compositional practices, his development of these into a transactional view of language, and the apocalyptic reordering of the relationship between meaning and being in Jerusalem.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. 0th Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP84591326
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9836798
Descrizione libro 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. 1989 Clarendon hardcover edition. Small tape repair to dustjacket, annoation to text throughout else good condition. Codice libro della libreria 5B-6MYV-X4UY