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Poems of William Blake: Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Book of Thel
     

Poems of William Blake: Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Book of Thel

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According to Wikipedia: "William Blake (28 November 1757-12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read

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According to Wikipedia: "William Blake (28 November 1757-12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry has led one British art journalist to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". Although he only once journeyed farther than a day's walk outside London during his lifetime, he produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God", or "Human existence itself". Considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. His paintings and poetry have been characterized as part of both the Romantic movement and "Pre-Romantic", for its large appearance in the 18th century. Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the Church of England, Blake was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions, as well as by such thinkers as Jakob Böhme and Emanuel Swedenborg."

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BN ID:
2940000869987
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
03/01/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
21 KB

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Poems of William Blake 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MoonLightVessel More than 1 year ago
I really was interested in reading as much William Blake as I could and these cheaper e-books really helped out. The thing with this e-book is you cannot really just flip to any random page that your heart desires. With this, I felt like I had to read it from beginning to end without exploring it the way I normally would. When set to publisher default it read much better. To have the text is worth the money paid.
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