Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul, 1789-1794 / Edition 4

Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul, 1789-1794 / Edition 4

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by William Blake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192810898

ISBN-13: 9780192810892

Pub. Date: 12/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Here is a beautifully illustrated edition of Blake's classic poems. The text of each poem is given in letterpress on the page facing the color plate, and a brief commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes on each poem follows. It is printed on paper especially manufactured to match the tint of that used by Blake.  See more details below

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Here is a beautifully illustrated edition of Blake's classic poems. The text of each poem is given in letterpress on the page facing the color plate, and a brief commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes on each poem follows. It is printed on paper especially manufactured to match the tint of that used by Blake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192810892
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
Blake's Illuminated Books Series
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
180,414
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Plates 1-54 Additional Plates Commentary and Transcription 1 Introduction 3 Blake's Early Illuminated Books 7 Songs of Innocence 9 Songs of Experience 16 The Huntington Copy 21 Transcriptions and Plate-by-Plate Commentaries 23 Notes to Blake's Texts 157 Notes to Commentaries 161 Select Bibliography 175 Acknowledgments 177 Index 179

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Songs of Innocence and Experience 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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I didn't buy these books, but I've read quite a bit of William Blake's work, and I've always loved it. Especially the poem 'the Lamb' in Songs of Innocence, and 'the tiger' in Songs of Experience. In the Lamb, everything sounds so sweet and lovely and innocent, but when you read a little closer, there's a lot of deep meaning, religion, etc. It's layered, almost, from the most literal reading to the most in-depth philosophy. And the Tiger...well that's just stunningly powerful, the words, the rhthym, the meaning...it's characteristic to what I've read of Blake's work. This is a really awesome set, and if you buy/like this, you have to read more of Blake's work.
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