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Blake: Selected Poetry (Penguin Poetry Library)

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Publisher Comments:

'The soulful mysticism of Blakecaptured 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 Experiencea 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.'

Synopsis:

This introduction to the poetry of William Blake ranges from his early lyrics, such as "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience", to his later prophetic work.

About the Author

'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.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140585964
With:
Stevenson, W. H.
Author:
Stevenson, W. H.
Author:
Bentley, Gerald E.
Author:
Blake, William
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Poetry Library, Penguin
Publication Date:
19890207
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.75x5.02x.71 in. .45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This introduction to the poetry of William Blake ranges from his early lyrics, such as "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience", to his later prophetic work.
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