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  • adj. Of or relating to William Blake (1757–1827), English poet and painter.

Etymologies

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Blake +‎ -an

Examples

  • Finding a philosophical kinship within Blakean perspectives we are able look at the virtual world anew.

    William Blake and the Study of Virtual Space: Adapting 'The Crystal Cabinet' to a New Medium

  • This would be a kind of Blakean view of mathematics.

    Chaosmic Orders: Nonclassical Physics, Allegory, and the Epistemology of Blake's Minute Particulars.

  • Praising Teddy Sheringham a decade ago the former England boss came over all Blakean, observing, "A set of curtains opens in your mind when you are older and you begin to read the game better".

    Forget the obsession with youth, football's future is grey and balding | Harry Pearson

  • Sliding without apparent effort into the baggy matrix of Apatow-ness, where every character — however half-assedly written — is allowed his or her lopsided human value, Brand played a sharp-tongued, oversexed cheeky-monkey rock star with the accent of a Blakean chimney sweep.

    Brit Wit

  • My Gibsonian sneakers have taken me far and wide as I've tried to map Blakean space here in London.

    Boing Boing

  • These have an almost Blakean feel to them, and evidence an attempt at what Burke called ‘the sublime’: the conveying of ‘astonishment and terror, or the strongest emotion of which the mind is capable of feeling.’

    2008 December 24 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • It doesn't seem too much of a stretch when you watch Peter Jackson's take on the trilogy with Saruman's transformation of his realm into an almost Blakean "dark satanic mill".

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Reading Blake's poem in Deleuzean terms suggests what I think is a legitimately Blakean alternative to seeing the poem as either referring exclusively to the material word, or wholly to the idiosyncratic mental world of Blake's vision.

    Repetition, Representation and Revolution: Deleuze and Blake's _America_

  • Thus alerted, the reader notes other (unattributed) romantic threads in the book: a Blakean reading of Paradise

    Introduction

  • Such a reading allows us to acknowledge the basic problem with mapping Blakean images in America to historical referents — namely (to paraphrase Saree Makdisi) that the more specific we are in mapping, the more we seem to make obscure the prophecy of the poem — but at the same time this reading moves us beyond the alternative strategy of reading the poem as simply an example of "the idiosyncratic world of Blake's vision."

    Introduction

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