Friday, September 15, 2006

Blake & Swedenborg

A commendably enlightening background article on Blake's satirisation of Emanuel Swedenborg (html & .pdf formats are both available at the link) is available online.

There is also an excellent argument from the New Left Review for Blake's antinomianism as a legacy of his fellow-traveller status with the dissenting sects, also available online.

A perennially relevant account from a true Blake devotee is found in imp and curmudgeon sui generis Malcolm Muggeridge's classic A Third Testament, which I have put on course Reserve.

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