William Blake | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert F. Gleckner

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This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of William Blake.
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Critical Essay by Robert F. Gleckner

SOURCE: "Blake's Religion of Imagination," in The Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, Vol. XIV, No. 3, March, 1956, pp. 359-69.

Gleckner is an American scholar who has produced many volumes of criticism on Blake's poetry. His book The Piper & the Bard (1959) is considered one of the major scholarly commentaries on Songs of Innocence and of Experience. In the following essay, Gleckner discusses the role of imagination and perception in Blake's mythological system and in his poetic technique.

Blake's view of the imagination as both a religious and a poetical concept has been examined in several different ways, but there is another approach to the problem which seems to me most revealing: an examination of the concept of the imagination in Blake's aesthetic (and poetic) in terms of the very...

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