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Blake's Selected Poems - (Dover Thrift Editions) by William Blake (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 96

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: European

Series Title: Dover Thrift Editions

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dover Publications

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Author: William Blake

Language: English

Street Date: June 1, 1995
TCIN: 77717672
UPC: 9780486285177
Item Number (DPCI): 247-59-9067
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Regarded by a contemporary as a "brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature", William Blake (1757-1827) is today recognized as a major poet and artist. This collection of 104 carefully chosen poems reveals the lyricism, mystical vision and consummate craftsmanship that have earned the poet his preeminent place with both critics and the general public.



Book Synopsis



Regarded by a contemporary as a "brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature," William Blake (1757-1827) is today recognized as a major poet and artist. This collection of 104 poems, carefully chosen by noted Blake scholars David and Virginia Erdman, reveals the lyricism, mystical vision, and consummate craftsmanship that have earned the poet his preeminent place with both critics and the general public. Among the selections included here are "Proverbs of Hell" from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell ― a satire on religion and morality considered Blake's most inspired and original work; "A Song of Liberty," "The Argument," "The Mental Traveller," "Gwin, King of Norway," "The Land of Dreams," "William Bond," "To the Evening Star," and many more.



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Regarded by a contemporary as a "brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature," William Blake (1757-1827) is today recognized as a major poet and artist. This collection of 104 poems, carefully chosen by noted Blake scholars David and Virginia Erdman, reveals the lyricism, mystical vision, and consummate craftsmanship that have earned the poet his preeminent place with both critics and the general public. Among the selections included here are "Proverbs of Hell" from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell―a satire on religion and morality considered Blake's most inspired and original work; "A Song of Liberty," "The Argument," "The Mental Traveller," "Gwin, King of Norway," "The Land of Dreams," "William Bond," "To the Evening Star," and many more.



About the Author



Painter, printer, and poet, William Blake (1757-1827) was a master at expressing great literature through his art. Perhaps the finest engraver in English history, Blake's illuminated books -- filled with sketches and watercolors that boggle the mind with their beauty and detail -- are as sought after today as they were over a hundred years ago.
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