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

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 209 pages
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"Focusing on cultural change, genre reinvention, and modern and postmodern approaches to language, "Strange Prophecies Anew": Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg revives questions of religious and political authority in poetic prophecy. Prophets generally function as figures of dissent in religious and literary history; yet scholars tend toward readings that produce a consolidation of authority, a distinctly Miltonic visionary line and a select "visionary company." Tony Trigilio describes an alternative lineage, demonstrating that the prophetic poetries of William Blake, H.D., and Allen Ginsberg create a counter-history which resists religious and literary orthodoxy to such an extent that it revises the very tradition which authorizes it."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Acknowledgments
11
Apocalypse Without End
173
Bibliography
197
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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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