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Manacled Desires: William Blake's Struggle For Sexual Autonomy, Cheryl Adams Rychkov Apr 2008

Manacled Desires: William Blake's Struggle For Sexual Autonomy, Cheryl Adams Rychkov

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

This thesis closely examines William Blake’s attitudes towards women and compares and contrasts the texts with what can be known of Blake’s life and world. It examines his interest in sexual freedom and where these interests might have emerged from. The author explores the possibility that he might be interested in sexual freedom for the benefit of both men and women.