Selected Poetry

Selected Poetry

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William Blake (1757-1827) was a poet of striking originality, whose poetic world of myth and mysticism continues to fascinate. By turns a haunting lyricist, an apocalyptic visionary, and an unorthodox thinker, Blake was for years ignored or derided. Sustained by his belief in the artistic imagination, he drafted poetry, prose visions, and epigrams, and manufactured beautiful illustrated volumes of his lyrics and verse narratives. Towards the end of his life, Blake's unique and irreducible talent was recognized by a group of younger artists, who rescued much of his achievement from oblivion. This selection represents the full range of Blake's accomplishment as a poet, ranging from early "Poetical Sketches" to late lyrics, and including such major works as "The Book of Thel", "Songs of Innocence", "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", "Visions of the Daughters of Albion", "America", "Songs of Experience", and "Europe". The collection is chosen from the "Oxford Authors" critical edition, with Michael Mason's introduction and notes providing a guide to a remarkable oeuvre.
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  • Paperback | 327 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192832727
  • 9780192832726

About William Blake

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Michael Mason is Senior Lecturer in English, University College, London.
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