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" I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation, twelve or sometimes twenty or thirty lines at a time, without Premeditation & even against my Will... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 287
1865
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The Creative Cognition Approach

Steven M. Smith, Thomas B. Ward, Ronald A. Finke - 1995 - 351 pages
...self-reports are quite striking, so a few are worth quoting. Blake (1803) said of one of his poems, "I have written this poem from immediate dictation,...time without premeditation, and even against my will" (p. 115). Scientists and mathematicians give similar testimony. Everyone knows the story of Kekulé's...
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The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer

Jack Spicer - 1998 - 265 pages
...Mountains & Valleys which are not Real in a Land of Abstraction where Spectres of the Dead wander," and "I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation...twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will" (716, 729). 5. Quasars were discovered in 1963. Also known as "quasi-stellar...
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The Orphaned Imagination: Melancholy and Commodity Culture in English ...

Guinn Batten - 1998 - 307 pages
...Lost the Persons & Machinery intirely new to the Inhabitants of Earth (some of the Persons Excepted) I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation...twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will. the Time it has taken in writing was thus renderd Non Existent. & an immense...
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Ideology and Utopia in the Poetry of William Blake

Nicholas M. Williams - 1998 - 250 pages
...of work-time considered as poetic work in the Moment: I have written this Poem [Milton, presumably] from immediate Dictation twelve or sometimes twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will, the Time it has taken in writing was thus rendered Non Existent. & an immense...
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Flexible Design: Revisionary Poetics in Blake's Vala Or The Four Zoas

John Benjamin Pierce - 1998 - 206 pages
...an immense number of verses on One Grand Theme Similar to Homers Iliad or Mutons Paradise Lost ... an immense Poem Exists which seems to be the Labour of a long Life (£.728-9) it is not at all clear whether the "immense poem" refers to Vaia, Milton, Jerusalem, or...
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Origins of Genius: Darwinian Perspectives on Creativity

Dean Keith Simonton - 1999 - 320 pages
...place largely in opposition to volitional control. The poet William Blake, for example, once noted that "I have written this poem from immediate dictation,...without premeditation, and even against my will." And the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche described the moment of volition-free inspiration in these...
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Fantasm and Fiction: On Textual Envisioning

Peter Schwenger - 1999 - 174 pages
...be seen the way Blake sees it, as the act of taking from dictation the words of a ghostly presence: "I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation,...twenty or thirty lines at a time, without Premeditation & even against my Will."22 So inspiration, "without any sensation or consciousness of effort," is like...
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The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy

Ian Balfour - 2002 - 346 pages
...correspond strikingly to Blake's testimony of the scene of writing the poem that may well be Milton: I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation...twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will, the Time it has taken in writing was thus renderd Non Existent. & an immense...
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The Cambridge Companion to William Blake

William Blake - 2003 - 302 pages
...schizophrenic grants the voice independent identity. Blake told Thomas Butts that he had "written" his long "Poem from immediate Dictation twelve or sometimes...twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will" (letter of 25 April 1803, E 729) - a comment that should dissuade us from normalizing...
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Von Pilgerwegen, Schriftspuren und Blickpunkten: Raumpraktiken in ...

Jörg Dünne, Hermann Doetsch, Roger Lüdeke - 2004 - 359 pages
...gehaltenen Topologik jedoch stillstellen. Das hat auch praktische Folgen im Rahmen von Blakes Poetik: I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation...twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will. the Time it has taken in writing was thus renderd Non Existent. & an immense...
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