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Whitlark, James: Illuminated Fantasy. From Blake's Visions to Recent Graphic Fiction. Cranbury [etc.]: Associated Univ. Presses, 1988. (241 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0838633056
BibTeX citation key: Whitlark1988
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Categories: General
Keywords: Blake. William, Fantasy, Intermediality, Jung. Carl Gustav, Psychoanalysis, Religion
Creators: Whitlark
Publisher: Associated Univ. Presses (Cranbury [etc.])
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Abstract
Using recent findings in self-psychology, more traditional psychology, especially Jungian, and comparative religions, this study charts the significance of paradox and picture/text discrepancy in British and American illuminated fantasy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is given to how the work of William Blake foreshowed future patterns.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (7)
Introduction (11)

Part I: Themes in the History of Illuminated Fantasy
1 Around the Golden Calf: Sacred Word vs Graven Image (27)
2 Blake: Visionary against the Commonplace (38)
3 Picture Books for the Eternal Child: An Enticement for Young Minds (52)

Part II: Persisting Images
4 Enduring Elements of Political Fantasy (81)
5 Illuminating the Classics (96)
6 Cinematic Magic: From Motion Picture to Comic-Book (110)
7 Legends of the Tarot (118)
8 Archetypal Arcana: A Catalogue of Imagery (128)

Part III: Mysteries of Identity
9 Narcissus and the Theory of the Double (157)
10 The Yin and Yang of Taoism (172)
11 Zen and the Ultimate Illumination (185)

Notes (208)
Works Cited (221)
Index (235)
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