William Blake, poet, artist, and mystic, created a vast multidimensional universe through his verse and art. Spun from a fabric of symbolism and populated by a host of complex characters, Blake s comprehensive world has provided endless inspiration to subsequent generations. For the reader of Blake, background kwledge of his symbolism is a necessity. In this volume, first published in 1965, S. Foster Damon, father of modern Blake studies and a professor at Brown University until his death, has assembled all references to particular symbols or aspects of Blake s work and life, so that readers can see the entire spectrum of Blake s thought on a variety of topics.
S. FOSTER DAMON (1893-1971) was the father of modern Blake Studies. MORRIS EAVES, University of Rochester, has written numerous books on Blake and is the editor of the William Blake Archive, an online resource.