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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by G. E. Bentley Jr.
ContributionsBentley, G. E. 1930-
LC ClassificationsPR4141 .B46
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (lvi, 1820, 5 p. of plates) :
Number of Pages1820
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4482098M
LC Control Number79310581

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This collection of the Complete Works of William Blake has all of the following works: A Father's Memoirs of His Child, All Religions Are One, There Is No Natural Religion, America: a Prophecy, An Island in the Moon: A Satirical Work, Europe: a Prophecy, Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion, Milton: a Poem, Poetical Sketches, Sibylline Leaves: On Homer’s Poetry & /5(13). In his Illuminated Books, William Blake combined text and imagery on a single page in a way that had not been done since the Middle Ages. For Blake, religion and politics, intellect and emotion, mind and body were both unified and in conflict with each other: his work is expressive of his personal mythology, and his methods of conveying it were integral to its meaning/5. William Blake ( – ) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century/5(31).   William Blake, –, English poet and artist, b. London. Although he exerted a great influence on English romanticism, Blake defies characterization by school, movement, or even the same time no poet has been more sensitive or responsive to the realities of the human condition and of his time.

  William Blake - Poems, Quotes & Life - Biography. William Blake was a 19th century writer and artist who has been labeled insane, a genius and a prophet, as well as all three in a single breath Born: William Blake was born on 28 November, , in London, England, the third son of Catherine née Wright (–) and James Blake (c–) a hosier and haberdasher on Broad Street in Golden Square, Soho. Young William was prone to fantastic visions, including seeing God, and angels in a tree.   Blake’s imagery comes from the Old Testament book of Exodus, when the Israelites make a “mercy seat” flanked by golden angels. The colours are so delicate that the picture is almost monochrome. The Second Edition of this revered Norton Critical Edition is the most comprehensive introduction to Blake’s poetry and thought available. In addition to a broad selection of the poems, the volume includes over images (16 in color), emphasizing the centrality of pictorial representations to Blake /5(6).

William Blake, (born Nov. 28, , London, Eng.—died Aug. 12, , London), English engraver, artist, poet, and visionary, author of exquisite lyrics in Songs of Innocence () and Songs of Experience () and profound and difficult “prophecies,” such as Visions of the Daughters of Albion (), The First Book of Urizen (), Milton ( [–?11]), and . Blake worked as an engraver’s apprentice in London for many years before publishing his first book, a collection of 19 poems titled Songs of Innocence (). The poems were especially musical and engraved on large plate sheets, with the poems often in conversation with the watercolor artworks on the plates themselves. William Blake, the plating artist with a revolutionary voice, was born. In , Blake published Songs of Innocence and The Book of Thel, which displayed the range of his talents, for one was a collection of short and witty rhymed stanzas and the other a lengthy epic “prophetic book.” This year also saw the beginning to the French. Poet, painter, engraver, and visionary William Blake worked to bring about a change both in the social order and in the minds of men. Though in his lifetime his work was largely neglected or dismissed, he is now considered one of the leading lights of English poetry, and his work has only grown in popularity. In his Life of William Blake () Alexander Gilchrist warned his readers that Blake.