"Strange Prophecies Anew": Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 209 pages
This book revives questions of religious and political authority in poetic prophecy. It argues that modern prophecy operates within a dynamic of continuity and estrangement that combines immanent and transcendent modes of representation, creating a poetry that revises the very tradition that authorizes it.
 

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Contents

Blurring the Line of Vision Estrangement and the Prophetic Tradition
13
The Moment Satan Cannot Find Blakes Transferential Language of Vision in Milton
45
The Measure of Deplorable Gaps in Time A Language for Visionary History in Trilogy
83
Sanity a Trick of Agreement Madness and Doubt in Ginsbergs Prophetic Poetry
125
Conclusion Apocalypse Without End
173
Notes
183
Bibliography
197
Index
205
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Page 16 - Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

About the author (2000)

Tony Trigilio is the associate chair of the English Department and the director of the Creative Writing-Poetry program at Columbia College, Chicago. He is the author of ""Strange Prophecies Anew": Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg "as well as numerous critical essays, reference works, poems, and book reviews. Trigilio is also a cofounder and coeditor of the literary magazine "Court Green.

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