The Resource The biblical presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake : a comparative study, Harold Fisch

The biblical presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake : a comparative study, Harold Fisch

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The biblical presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake : a comparative study
Title
The biblical presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake
Title remainder
a comparative study
Statement of responsibility
Harold Fisch
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this study of the poetics of influence, the indebtedness of Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake to a common source, namely the Bible, becomes a powerful tool for displaying three fundamentally different poetic options as well as three different ways of dealing with a conflict central to western culture. In fresh and original discussions of Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, and King Lear, Fisch discerns what he terms the metagon: not the struggle between the characters on the stage but a struggle for the control of the play between biblical and non-biblical modes of imagining. Milton seems more single-minded in his reliance on biblical sources, yet from his analysis of Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes, Fisch concludes that there are unresolved contradictions, both aesthetic and theological, which threaten the coherence and balance of these poems as well. Blake in his turn perceived these contradictions in the work of his predecessors, condemning both Shakespeare and Milton for allowing their writing to be curbed by Greek and Latin models and claiming for himself a more authentic inspiration - that of 'the Sublime of the Bible'. But Blake's marvellous achievements in the sublime mode, as for instance in his Illustrations to Job, often reverse the direction of his biblical source, replacing dialogue with monologue."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisch, Harold
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR408.B53
LC item number
F57 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Blake, William
  • Milton, John
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Milton, John
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Milton, John
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Bijbelse motieven
  • Christianity and literature
  • English literature
  • Literature
  • Religion
  • Religion in literature
  • England
Label
The biblical presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake : a comparative study, Harold Fisch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The golden sandal of Hermes
  • The poetics of incarnation
  • Julius Caesar : stones or men?
  • Antony and Cleopatra : soldering up the rift
  • Hamlet : thy commandment all alone
  • King Lear : organized incoherence
  • Samson and the poetics of covenant
  • Paradise lost : subtext and supertext
  • Mock on Voltaire Rousseau
  • Cognition and re-cognition
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780198184898
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98048474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40143009
  • (OCoLC)ocm40143009
Label
The biblical presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake : a comparative study, Harold Fisch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The golden sandal of Hermes
  • The poetics of incarnation
  • Julius Caesar : stones or men?
  • Antony and Cleopatra : soldering up the rift
  • Hamlet : thy commandment all alone
  • King Lear : organized incoherence
  • Samson and the poetics of covenant
  • Paradise lost : subtext and supertext
  • Mock on Voltaire Rousseau
  • Cognition and re-cognition
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780198184898
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98048474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40143009
  • (OCoLC)ocm40143009

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