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Paley, Morton D.

Works: 63 works in 246 publications in 2 languages and 11,570 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Art  Illustrations  Manuscripts  Portraits  Poetry  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Other
Classifications: PR5397, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Morton D Paley
The traveller in the evening the last works of William Blake by Morton D Paley( )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Traveller in the Evening is a study of Blake's poetry, art, and thought during the last years of his life, from 1818 to 1827. Morton Paley considers some of Blake's major accomplishments, including Blake's wood engravings for Thornton's Virgil, the separate plate known as The Laocoon, 101 illustrations to Dante's IDivine Comedy, and the great series of Illustrations to the Book of Job . Paley shows us a Blake who has flowered during his late years; a Blake who is free of any 'systems', including his own. - ;There has never been a book about Blake's last period, from his meeting with Joh
Twentieth century interpretations of Songs of innocence and of experience; a collection of critical essays by Morton D Paley( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beneath the beguiling simplicity of Blake's poetry lies a world of implication and symbolism which this collection of essays attempts to fathom and explain
The last man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague.--From publisher's description
William Blake by Morton D Paley( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the fine arts by Morton D Paley( )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a fascinating account of picture collections in the early 19th century through the eyes of a great English poet, Morton Paley tells the story of Coleridge's initiation into art in England, and his further exploration in Rome. He describes the collections Coleridge saw and his thoughts about the arts and about specific works. - ;Although Coleridge's thinking and writing about the fine arts was both considerable and interesting, this has not been the subject of a book before.Coleridge owed his initiation into art to Sir George Beaumont. In 1803-4 he had frequent opportunities to learn from Beaumont, to study Beaumont's small but elegant collection and to visit private collections. Before leaving for Malta in April 1804, Coleridge wrote 'I have learnt as much fr[om] Sir George Beaumont respecting Pictures & Painting and Paint[ers as] I ever learnt on any subject from any man in the same Space of Time.'In Italy in 1806, Coleridge's experience of art deepened, thanks to the American artist Washington Allston, who taught him to see the artistic sights of Rome with a painter's eye. Coleridge also visited Florence and Pisa, and later said of the frescoes in Pisa's Camp Santo: 'The impression was greater, I may say, than that any poem ever made upon me.'Back in England, Coleridge visited London exhibitions, country house collections, and even artists' studios. In 1814, both Coleridge and Allston were in Bristol - Coleridge lecturing, Allston exhibiting. Coleridge's 'On the Principles of Genial Criticism' began as a defense of Allston's paintings but became a statement about all the arts. This book, an important contribution to Coleridge's intellectual biography, will make readers aware of a dimension of his thinking that has been largely ignored until now
Energy and the imagination: a study of the development of Blake's thought by Morton D Paley( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jerusalem : the emanation of the giant Albion by William Blake( Book )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Blake; essays in honour of Sir Geoffrey Keynes by Morton D Paley( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The apocalyptic sublime by Morton D Paley( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apocalypse and millennium in English romantic poetry by Morton D Paley( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The interrelationship of the ideas of apocalypse and millennium is a dominant concern of British Romanticism. The Book of Revelation provides a model of history in which apocalypse is followed by millennium, but in their various ways the major Romantic poets - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley - question and even at times undermine the possibility of a successful secularization of this model. No matter how confidently the sequence of apocalypse and millennium seems to be affirmed in some of the principal works of the period, the issue is always in doubt: the fear that millennium may not ensue emerges as a major, if often repressed, theme in the major works of the period. Related to it is the tension in Romantic poetry between conflicting models of history itself: history as teleology, developing towards end time and millennium, and history as purposeless cycle. This subject-matter is traced through a selection of works by the major poets, partly through an exposition of their underlying intellectual traditions, and partly through a close examination of the poems themselves."--Jacket
The continuing city : William Blake's Jerusalem by Morton D Paley( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coleridge's later poetry by Morton D Paley( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems that Coleridge wrote after his 'golden' period are seldom studied or anthologized. Yet, among the poems written after his most famous works are many of quality and interest, addressing such universal themes as the nature of the self and the experience of unfulfilled love. Paley examines the later verse in the context of Coleridge's oeuvre, discusses what characterizes it, and looks at why the poet felt he had to develop distinctively different modes of writing for these works. 'To William Wordsworth' is presented as a transitional poem, exhibiting the vatic quality of earlier poems even while declaring that this quality must be abandoned. Morton D. Paley then explores the poetry of the abyss (which he terms 'The Limbo Constellation'), and this is followed by poems on the theme of the self and of love. The last chapter examines the role of epitaphs in the later works, culminating in a study of the epitaph that Coleridge wrote for himself
Portraits of Coleridge by Morton D Paley( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What do the portraits of a great poet tell us about his life, his image of himself, and the ideas of him held by his friends and his public? Portraits of Coleridge attempts to answer this question with respect to the author of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan'. It also provides a critical and scholarly study of the portraits as works of art, considering the place of each in the career of the artist who produced it. All the life portraits are discussed in detail, catalogued, and (wherever there is an extant photograph) reproduced." "Both a contribution to the biography of Coleridge and an essay in the history of literary and artistic taste, this book is for readers interested in English poetry, in Romantic portraiture, and in the relationship between literature and the visual arts."--Jacket
Coleridge's visionary languages : essays in honour of J.B. Beer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Blair's The grave illustrated by William Blake : a study with facsimile by Robert N Essick( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linguistic transformations in Romantic aesthetics from Coleridge to Emily Dickinson by Morag Harris( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nachman stories by Leonard Michaels( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Blake's watercolour inventions in illustration of The grave by Robert Blair by William Blake( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blake's "America, a prophecy" ; and, "Europe, a prophecy" : facsimile reproductions of two illuminated books : with 35 plates in full color by William Blake( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume reproduces two of Blake's visionary masterpieces. America: A Prophecy (1793/4) was inspired by the American Revolution, which Blake endowed with symbolic and universal meaning. Europe: A Prophecy (1794) depicts how man first became subject to the laws of repressive religion and morality. Dover's edition of these works is based on extremely rare, priceless originals engraved and hand-colored by Blake himself. There are typeset summaries of text and illustrations drawn from the critical writings of eminent Blake scholars"--Back cover
Blake's visions of the Last Judgment : MLA Blake Seminar, December 28, 1975, Hilton Hotel, San Francisco ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Paley, Morton D.
Paley, Morton D. 1935-
Paley, Morton D. (Morton David), 1935-
Paley, Morton David.
Paley, Morton David 1935-
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