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L’onomastica visionaria di William Blake, poeta e artista romantico

Claudia Corti

Abstract


The most visionary English Romantic poet and artist, William Blake (1757-1827) builds up an astonishing «composite aesthetic system» (as he himself defined it) where he distributes imaginary places and invented characters. Both these personages and their locations are given names which appear bizarre, wayward, and absurd to the reader, while they prove to be semantically invested and symbolically charged when considered within the rigorous structure of the poetartist’s personal system itself, as well as related to the overall linguistic, literary, and philosophical tradition they belong to.


Parole chiave


Blake; romantic poetry; nineteenth-century engraving; symbol in art

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