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  • Blake and Swedenborg

    Opposition is True Friendship

    Edited by Harvey Bellin and Darrell Ruhl

    An exploration of Emanuel Swedenborg’s influences on the art and life of William Blake, examined from a spectrum of literary, art historical, philosophical, religious, and historical perspectives. Read more

    Paperback, 160 pages


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Product Description

With rare exception, every major study of William Blake’s life and arts includes at leads passing mention of the influences of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings. This anthology is intended as a comprehensive exploration of Emanuel Swedenborg’s influences on the poetry, visual arts, ideas, and life of William Blake, examined from a spectrum of literary, art historical, philosophical, religious, and historical perspectives.

Included are essays by Blake scholar Kathleen Raine about Swedenborg’s influence on Blake’s poetry and descriptions of Blake’s encounters with the Swedenborgian church (a fledgling organization in Blake’s lifetime) by Raymond H. Deck, Robert Hindmarsh, and more.

About the Author

Harvey Bellin runs a film production and editing company, The Media Group, in Weston, Connecticut. He received an Emmy award for his 1988 direction of The Outlivers: 200 Years in Weston. He has produced and directed many films, including The Shakespeare Hour (1985) and Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1985).

Additional Information

Author

Various

Editor

Harvey Bellin and Darrell Ruhl

Format

paperback

ISBN

978-0-87785-127-1

Length

160 pages


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