The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Further Reading - Essay

William Blake

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Bloom, Harold. Blake's Apocalypse: A Study in Poetic Argument. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963, 454 p.

Explores The Marriage of Heaven and Hell as a satiric response to the writings of Swedenborg.

Butler, Marilyn. "Art for the People in the Revolutionary Decade: Blake, Gillray and Wordsworth." In Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries, pp. 39-68. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Looks at Blake's commercial success in the first half of the 1790s and his subsequent decline in popularity as his radicalism caused him to fall out of step with the mainstream.

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