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Author Connolly, Tristanne J., 1970-

Title William Blake and the body / Tristanne J. Connolly
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002


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 MELB  820.6 B6368 Z/Cow  Unavailable C19
Description xvi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Textual Bodies -- 2. Graphic Bodies -- 3. Embodiment: Urizen -- 4. Embodiment: Reuben -- 5. Divisions and Comminglings: Sons and Daughters -- 6. Divisions and Comminglings: Emanations and Spectres -- 7. The Eternal Body
Summary "William Blake and the Body re-evaluates Blake's central image: the human form. Blake's designs depict transparent-skinned bodies contorted with passions, and in his verse, metamorphic bodies burst from each other in gory, gender-bending births. The culmination, on which all Blake's bodily depictions rely, is an ideal human which unites one and many, form and freedom, flesh and spirit. Connolly explores romantic-era contexts like anatomical art, embryology, miscarriage, ancient human sacrifice, and twentieth-century theories like those of Kristeva, Douglas and Girard, to provide an innovative new analysis of Blake's transformations of the body and identity."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-240) and index
Subject Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Knowledge -- Anatomy
Human figure in art.
Human body in literature.
LC no. 2002025210
ISBN 0333968484