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Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PMBy Northrop Frye

This brilliant outline of Blake s thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so called Prophecies, and a demonstration of Blake s insight that will amaze the modernThis brilliant outline of Blake s thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so called Prophecies, and a demonstration of Blake s insight that will amaze the modern reader The first section of the book shows how Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expression in the complicated but consistent symbolism of his poetry The second and third parts, after indicating the relation of Blake to English literature and the intellectual atmosphere of his own time, explain the meaning of Blake s poems and the significance of their characters.
  • Title: Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake
  • Author: Northrop Frye
  • ISBN: 9780691061658
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover

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Josh Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Well this book is alternately fascinating and frustrating, a long, discursive summary of Blake s thought as Frye sees it Because of how labrynthine and involuted Blake s writing was especially in the prophetic books there are necessarily quite a few 25 30 page sections of pure summary, things like Urothria is the son of Spooptapulus, wife of Borg, which means that the artistic imagination reigns supreme in the third dyad, blah blah blah I just made those names up, but I m going to guess that the [...]
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Czarny Pies Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Fearful Symmetry is one of the most important works of 20th century English criticism and deserves the widest audience possible Being the key work of Northrop Frye it must be read by anyone truly committed to understanding him While Frye has written many other outstanding books, none contain such a complete and cogently argued statement of Frye s ideas Fearful Symmetry accomplishes two important things a it explains why the Bible is the Great Code of English literature and b it explains William [...]
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James Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
One of the two seminal works on Blake in the twentieth century, the second being Erdman s Prophet Against Empire Frye s study of Blake led to his Anatomy of Criticism, a defining work within literary criticism in English Frye s work is a study of Blake s symbols, approaching Blake s work as myth as opposed to Erdman s, who reads Blake s work historically It s still an excellent work for someone first venturing in to Blake s labyrinthine prophet works.
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Peter Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
This is a profound work of criticism, the subject being the life work of William Blake It s very unusual in its poetic and visionary content This is a very far out book, which altered my conceptions of Blake, as well as the Bible, and world history.
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Paula Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Cosmology is a literary art, but there are two kinds of cosmology, the kind designed to understand the world as it is, and the kind designed to transform it into the form of human desire Platonists and occultists deal with the former kind Cosmology of this type is speculative, which is ultimately intellectual narcism, staring into nature as the mirror of our ordinary selves What the mirror shows us is what Blake calls mathematic form, the automatic and mindless universe that has no beginning nor [...]
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Gabriel Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Northrop Frye is one of those amazing literary critics no one s ever heard of I first discovered him when handed a collection of lectures he gave on canadian radio This is a very astute reading of Blake.
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Steven Roosa Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Frye offers up a compelling interpretation of the entire corpus of Blake s work If you love Blake, you will love Fearful Symmetry.
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Zachary Martin Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
An excellent book about Blake s theories and concerns If your thinking about trying to make sense of his intense poetic visions, this is a good place to start.
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Keith Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
As I said about in my review of William Blake s works, there is an audience for this but it s not me If you are interested in literary criticism, 18th century philosophy, and the unusual cosmology mythology of Blake, this is the ideal book for you If not, then you may want to dip into this book as you read works by Blake That s what I m doing and Frye provides as lucid an introduction as is possible for Blake.
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Mary Overton Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
There is only one false religion as there is only one true one and it has two infallible marks First, it postulates some kind of God who is unknown and mysterious because he is not inside us but somewhere else where, only God knows Second, it preaches submission, acceptance and unquestioning obedience The sting is in the tail Religion of this kind being invented only to buttress the status quo, it is always State Religion, which is the source of all Cruelty In the unfallen world objects of perce [...]
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Yannis Livadas Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
The best book on Blake by far.
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John Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Don t let anyone tell you that you ll never read one of the books that has sat for decades on your shelves unread I m now reading Northrop Frye s Fearful Symmetry, a study of William Blake s poerty, the very same copy that I bought about 40 years ago, and have been lugging about for just as long in the clear and unremitting anticipation that one day I would actually read it And so I am I ll report later whether it was worth the wait.
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Auntjenny Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I used this book in college to write my senior thesis about Blake s portrayal of women in the Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Songs of Innocence and Experience, and The Visions of the Daughters of Albion Honestly, my paper was pretty god awful, I think I wish someone would have told me that Instead, I got an A I believe Anywho, that s my story P.S Blake was kind of crappy toward women, like just about every one of his contemporaries.
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P. Wilson Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
This is quite a book, and one that you wade through the first time, and go back to a second Frye s first major work of criticism, it rescued the poetry of William Blake from allegations of obscurity As someone who reads, writes and enjoys paranormal literature, I was fascinated by Blake s idea that all languages and religions have their roots in a primordial myth Rich stuff to play around with
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Stephen Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I m always returning to this book in conjunction with reading William Blake I d love to contact my old college prof and ask if he would please send me a copy of his notes on the class he taught on Blake and Whitman.
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John Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
best book i have read about Blake
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Tina Romanelli Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Love it Frye is brilliant in his specific criticism.
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Bill Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Just brushing up on Blake for my Blake seminar Deep work.
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Peter Jun 06, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Among the three books of prose about poetry essential to me.
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Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake By Northrop Frye This brilliant outline of Blake s thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so called Prophecies, and a demonstration of Blake s insight that will amaze the modernThis brilliant outline of Blake s thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so called Prophecies, and a demonstration of Blake s insight that will amaze the modern reader The first section of the book shows how Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expression in the complicated but consistent symbolism of his poetry The second and third parts, after indicating the relation of Blake to English literature and the intellectual atmosphere of his own time, explain the meaning of Blake s poems and the significance of their characters.

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