Space, the body, and the text in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Eynel Wardi*

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This paper addresses the interrelations of space, the body, and textuality in Blake's poetics of expansion in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. It ponders the experience of the embodied imagination as it figures, and is configured, in the unfolding of the textual spaces of the Marriage by their implied author and his readers alike. Blake's poetics of expansion is discussed in view of the models of textuality and the phenomenology of imagination projected by the Marriage, and with reference to concepts drawn from Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)253-270
Number of pages18
JournalOrbis Litterarum
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003


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