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

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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." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved