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Published: 19 September 2018

288 Pages | 14 Illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198813279

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William Blake and the Myth of America

From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Linda Freedman

  • A fascinating account of William Blake's literary reception in America
  • Covers a wide range of forms including prose, newspaper and periodical publication, the novel, music, theology, film, visual art, and poetry
  • Organised by period and author and artist and examines the reactions of key American Modernists such as Marianne Moore, Theodore Roethke, and Stanley Kunitz
  • Discusses Blake and the counterculture in relation to Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Robert Duncan, The Doors, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, and others
  • Will appeal to readers of both nineteenth-century and twentieth-century American literature and culture as well as readers of Blake
  • Includes illustrations that showcase countercultural images alongside those of Blake