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William Blake
     

William Blake

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by William Blake, William Vaughan
 

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The soulful mysticism of Blake—captured in a definitive new collection of his finest verse

Writer and religious rebel, William Blake sowed the seeds of Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the vision that inspired him throughout his remarkable life. Whether describing his own spirituality, the innocence of youth, or the corruption

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The soulful mysticism of Blake—captured in a definitive new collection of his finest verse

Writer and religious rebel, William Blake sowed the seeds of Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the vision that inspired him throughout his remarkable life. Whether describing his own spirituality, the innocence of youth, or the corruption caused by mankind, his writings depict a world in which spirits dominate and the mind is the gateway to Heaven. Presenting many of Blake's major works in their complete texts, alongside extensive passages from such poems as “Jerusalem” and “The Gates of Paradise,” this collection spans his entire poetic life, from the exquisite lyrics of Poetic Sketches to Songs of Innocence and Experience—a compelling exploration of good and evil. Together, they illuminate a self-made realm that has fascinated artists and poets as diverse as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Yeats, and Ginsberg. This is the perfect introduction to Blake's unforgettable poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312880231
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/01/1978
Series:
Art for All Ser.
Pages:
88

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William Blake (1757—1827) was a British poet, painter, engraver, and visionary mystic who proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the eighteenth century.
G. E. Bentley, Jr., has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Toronto and is an authority on Blake and his world.

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William Blake 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why is this smarmy effluvium regarding Shakespeare's sonnets being used to describe a book of Blake's poetry? Did I wake up in the wrong parallel universe again?