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La Petite Mort: Why the Orgasmic Grave?

Blake’s Song of Los ends which a curious, antithetical image of the grave, cursorily glossed by Johnson and Grant as “a regenerative orgasm” which transforms it into a “fruitful womb” (107): The Grave shrieks with delight, & shakes Her hollow womb, & clasps the solid stem; Her bosom swells with wild desire: And milk & […] Continue reading

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