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Blake and Tradition is an investigation of the sources of Blake's knowledge of the Neoplatonic and Hermetic tradition .

Blake and Tradition is an investigation of the sources of Blake's knowledge of the Neoplatonic and Hermetic tradition and allied currents of thought. The volumes contain what was then new information on Blake's vast fund of exact knowledge in these fields, and Kathleen Raine interprets his works in the light of the ideas that originally inspired and informed them. The core of this important work of scholarship formed the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in 1962 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Kathleen Jessie Raine CBE (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003) was a British poet, critic and scholar, writing in particular on William Blake, W. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor. Known for her interest in various forms of spirituality, most prominently Platonism and Neoplatonism, she was a founding member of the Temenos Academy. Kathleen Raine was born in Ilford, Essex. Her mother was from Scotland and her father was born in Wingate, County Durham.

For Kathleen Raine, Blake was an eighteenth century herald of a change in thinking that only now is coming to fruition Blake and Antiquity is the work of a scholar who serves the lovers of literature. Kathleen Raine (1908-). One of the outstanding poets of our time, and an internationally respected scholar of the works of William Blake and . Start reading Blake and Antiquity (Routledge Classics) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Dr Raine, who has made a long study of Blake's sources, presents him as a lonely powerful genius who stands within the spiritual tradition of Sophia Perennis, & Everlasting Gospel'. From the standpoint of this great human Norm, our immediate past described by . Yeats as & three provincial centuries', is a tragic deviation; catastrophic, as Blake believed, in its spiritual and material consequences. Only now do we possess the necessary knowledge to understand William Blake and the ever-growing number of people who turn to him surely justifies his faith in the.

Blake was a visionary like no other. To some, like William Wordsworth, the only explanation for the remarkable spiritual world Blake witnessed and brought to life in his books was 'insane genius'. Although such a view persisted well into the twentieth century, this is the pivotal work which challenged that perspective and changed forever our understanding of William Blake's genius, placing him in the esoteric tradition. For many this book will be a revelation; for lovers of Blake it is indispensable.

Dr Raine, who has made a long study of Blake¿s sources, presents him as a lonely powerful genius who stands within the spiritual tradition of Sophia Perennis, ¿the Everlasting Gospel¿. Yeats as ¿the three provincial centuries¿, is a tragic deviation; catastrophic, as Blake believed, in its spiritual and material consequences. First published in 1979, this is a very welcome reissue of Kathleen Raine's seminal study of William Blake - England¿s only prophet.

Kathleen Raine, a mystically inclined British poet and a scholar of Yeats and Blake, died on Sunday in London. Translations of her books on Yeats and Blake were read from Sweden to Spain. Her first volume of autobiography, ''Farewell Happy Fields,'' was published in 1973. In France the last two parts of her three-part autobiography, ''The Land Unknown'' (1975), and ''The Lion's Mouth'' (1977), sold briskly as ''Le Royaume Inconnu'' (1978), and ''La Gueule du Lion'' (1987), and she became a commander. of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2000. Kathleen Jessie Raine was born in Ilford, Essex.

series Routledge Classics. To some, like William Wordsworth, the only explanation for the remarkable spiritual world Blake witnessed and brought to life in his books was 'insane genius'

series Routledge Classics.

Author Kathleen Jessie Raine (1908 - 2003) was a British poet, critic, and scholar writing in particular on William Blake, W. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor. Known for her interest in various forms of spirituality, most prominently Platonism and Neoplatonism, she was a founder member of the Temenos Academy. Though her first book of poetry was published in 1943, in 1960 this work was her first published prose, and led to her scholarly masterwork, the two-volume Blake and Tradition (published in 1969, and derived from the Andrew Mellon Lectures she delivered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C in 1968), which demonstrated beyond doubt the antiquity, coherence and integrity of William Blake's philosophy, triumphantly refuting T.S. Eliot's assertion (Collected Essays, 1932) that what Blake's 'genius required, and what it sadly lacked, was a framework of accepted and traditional ideas which would have prevented him from indulging in a philosophy of his own.'
Blake and England download epub
Author: Kathleen Raine
ISBN: 0848223764
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Norwood Edition (1977)
Pages: 27 pages