The Portable Blake

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The Portable Blake contains the hermetic genius's most important works: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in their entirety; selections from his "prophetic books" - including The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Abion, America, The Book of Urizen, and The Four Zoas - and from other works of poetry and prose, as well as the complete drawings for The Book of Job.
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Overview

The Portable Blake contains the hermetic genius's most important works: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in their entirety; selections from his "prophetic books" - including The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Abion, America, The Book of Urizen, and The Four Zoas - and from other works of poetry and prose, as well as the complete drawings for The Book of Job.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140150261
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/28/1977
  • Series: Viking Portable Library Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 545,298
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 1.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Acknowledgments Introduction

Prospectus: To the Public

I. The Young Blake
From "Poetical Sketches"

II. There Is No Natural Religion and All Religions Are One
There Is No Natural Religion All Religions Are One

III. Songs of Innocence and Of Experience
Songs of Innocence Songs of Experience Additional Poems

IV. Verses and Fragments
First Series, 1793-1799
Second Series, 1800-1810

V. Selections from the Letters
Editor's Note

VI. The Prophetic Books
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise The Book of Thel Visions of the Daughters of Albion America Europe The First Book of Urizen The Book of Ahania The Book of Los The Song of Los Selections from "The Four Zoas"
Selections from "Milton"
Selections from "Jerusalem"

VII. On Art, Money, and the Age
From "The Laoco├Ân Group"
From "A Descriptive Catalogue"
From "Public Address"
On Homer's Poetry and On Virgil Marginalia, I Epigrams and Verses Concerning Sir Joshua Reynolds Marginalia, II Epigrams, Verses, and Fragments

VIII. The Old Blake
Fragments The Everlasting Gospel A Vision of the Book of Job Editor's Prefatory Note The Engravings A Vision of the Last Judgment

Appendix
From Crabb Robinson's Reminiscences Blake Chronology Bibliography by Aileen Ward Index of Titles and First Lines of Poems

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