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The origins, development and meaning of the figure Urizen in the poetry, prophecies and graphic art of William Blake

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The thesis examines Urizen in relation to Blake's intellectual, religious and artistic background.

The ideas of jealousy, possessiveness and the cruelties of Kings and Priests are already present in early Blake. These various kinds of restriction contribute to the notion of the 'bounded', the sources of which are traced to empirical philosophy, though it has a very wide reference in Blake. It is central to the meaning of Urizen, whose name probably derives from a Greek verb meaning ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature
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Author
Publication date:
1980
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602324963
URN:
uuid:f0230d3a-4425-422e-9f85-7101028e372d
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Language:
English
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