Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by William Blake
     
 

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William Blake is a poet without parallel, who remains a source of wisdom and inspiration to countless individuals throughout the world.

This selection was commissioned in 1905 by the firm of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats, who had previously been one of the pioneer editors of Blake's prophetic books. Yeats, one of the few poets whose work could be compared

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William Blake is a poet without parallel, who remains a source of wisdom and inspiration to countless individuals throughout the world.

This selection was commissioned in 1905 by the firm of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats, who had previously been one of the pioneer editors of Blake's prophetic books. Yeats, one of the few poets whose work could be compared with that of Blake, prepared a unique selection of his poetic and prose writings. There is no better way to encounter the work of one poetic genius than as it is presented by another, and Yeats understood Blake in a way few others did.

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'It was like God had a human voice, with all the infinite tenderness and anciency and mortal gravity of a living Creator speaking to his son.' - Allen Ginsberg on the voice of William Blake

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415289856
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

William Blake (1757-1827). Artist, poet, visionary and radical.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). One of the most significant poets of the modern age.

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