The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake
Essential for Blake fans and the Blake curious..
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There's not much more I can say after reading the reviews below, except to agree that this is _the_ book to own if you're wanting to add William Blake to your library.
This is a large book, clocking in at around nine hundred pages. Within you'll find all the great poetry that makes Blake, well, Blake. The "Songs of Innocence and Experience" are truly wonderful, as is "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell".
Lots to read here beyond than the known works, including miscellaneous poems, songs and verses and sataric verses and epigrams, even letters that Blake himself wrote.
The book is neatly organized and easy to navigate, making the section you're looking for a snap to find. At the back of the book are sections with textual notes (a small "t" is marked throughout Blake's works), and commentary (a small "c"), also marked. Invaluable resources to help understand and navigate the complexity of Blake's poems and prose. An index of titles and first lines is also included in the back.
All in all a wonderful collection for any Blake fan to own and for the curious to lose themselves in the majesty that is William Blake.
you've gotta get this....
....so much of the English poet, artist, and mystic in one resource: what more do you want?
These complete poems are completely poetic.
William Blake is back, proving once again that he is a superstar of literature. He waltzes his way across the poetic dancefloor of death, God, and evil. For Blake, the universe is just one big rock and roll band, and he is the lead guitarist, wailing away at the loom of imagination. Blake believed that imagination would overpower reason; that, indeed we are children of the universe, not of mathematical proofs, and he explains it all here in this wonderfully annotated addition to his fine works. He creates a mythological universe, in which the paradoxical creative world he created are created in. After all, for Blake, heaven could not exist without hell, and God and Satan were both necessary counterpoints. "Without contraries is no progression," he said, and indeed I would never say anything contrary to the fact that William Blake rocks!
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