"And first he drew a line": Los and the significance of lines in Blake’s The Four Zoas

Brian Russell Graham

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At the end of “Night the Seventh” of Blake’s The Four Zoas, Blake’s Los, against a background of “furious war”, takes a stance and then performs an act which might seem powerless and quaint against such a backdrop: he draws a line, beginning work consisting of lines which Enitharmon, his companion, tinctures, as it emerges. Placing this moment in the context of the poem’s epic struggle, this paper explores the reasons for Blake’s choice of image at this juncture in the “history”, thereby making a contribution to our understanding of the opposition between form and formlessness in the narrative.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2016
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedIRGIC-seminar 2016: Lines - Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg, Danmark
Varighed: 12 maj 201613 maj 2016

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SeminarIRGIC-seminar 2016: Lines
LokationAalborg Universitet
LandDanmark
ByAalborg
Periode12/05/201613/05/2016

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Graham, B. R. (2016). "And first he drew a line": Los and the significance of lines in Blake’s The Four Zoas. Afhandling præsenteret på IRGIC-seminar 2016: Lines, Aalborg, Danmark.
Graham, Brian Russell. / "And first he drew a line" : Los and the significance of lines in Blake’s The Four Zoas. Afhandling præsenteret på IRGIC-seminar 2016: Lines, Aalborg, Danmark.
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2016. Afhandling præsenteret på IRGIC-seminar 2016: Lines, Aalborg, Danmark.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaper uden forlag/tidsskriftForskningpeer review

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