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By D. Rainsford

Dominic Rainsford examines ways that literary texts could seem to touch upon their authors' moral prestige. Its argument develops via readings of Blake, Dickens, and Joyce, 3 authors who locate in particular bright methods of casting doubt on their lonesome ethical authority, whilst they reveal wider social ills. The booklet combines its curiosity in ethics with post-structuralist scepticism, and hence develops a kind of radical humanism with purposes a ways past the 3 authors instantly mentioned.

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It is true that there are other occasions in An Island when Quid resembles Blake: his phrase 'English Genius for ever' (p. 11; E, 460) suggests the burlesqued Blake of the Notebook poem on Klopstock (E, 500); Miss Gittipin's deleted accusation that Quid 'always spoils good company' (p. 12; E, 460) accords with some Blake records;20 and Quid sings 'O father father where are you going', which is one of several songs in An Island, which were to be reworked as Songs of Innocence or Experience (p. 15; E, 463).

Pretty Pretty Robin Under leaves so green A happy Blossom Hears you sobbing sobbing Pretty Pretty Robin Near my Bosom. (E, 10) Here, the arrow-wound, vagina or grave of the 'blossom' is also a 'cradle', an image that connects significantly with many of the other Songs. In 'Night', once the 'happy groves' (analogous to the 'ecchoing green') have been left behind, we pass into a cradled state where the innocent are patients, receiving anaesthetic ministrations which advertise the imminence of pain and danger, and which seem, moreover, to curtail free wiU, describing a Providence that is claustrophobic: If they see any weeping, That should have been sleeping They pour sleep on their head And sit down by their bed.

8; E, 456). Mrs Nannicantipot sings what is virtually the final version of the 'Nurse's Song' of Songs of Innocence (p. 14; E, 463). Even Inflammable Gass has a Blake-Uke trait in his interest in fleas and other small organisms (p. 13; E, 462). Unity of character, therefore, is only sporadically observed in An Island: while specific caricature may once have been Blake's intention, it is subordinated to his overriding interest in his own opinions (which, as we know, can go in opposite directions) and in the idea of himself as a voicer of opinions.

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