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William Blake

In his prophetic books, William Blake (1757-1827) was a visionary who can be compared without blasphemy to the prophets of the Old Testament. In his life as a citizen of London, he was an unreconstructed revolutionary of the human spirit. And in the poems of Songs of Innocence and of Experience, he was the purest and most penetration lyricist in the language. Among the great English poets, he was and remains the one unclassifiable original.


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Blake: Poems
Written by William Blake, Edited by Peter Washington
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1994
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-43633-1 (0-679-43633-2)

These Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover editions are popular for their compact size and reasonable price which do not compromise content. Poems: Blake contains a full selection of Blake's work, including Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, poems from Blake's Ms. book, poems from The Prophetic Books, and an index of... Read more

The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake
Written by William Blake, Edited by David V. Erdman, Commentaries by Harold Bloom
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 1997
$27.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-15213-6 (0-385-15213-2)

Since its first publication in 1965, this edition  has been widely hailed as the best available text  of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if  includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of  poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom.

An  "Approved Edition" of the Center for Scholarly  Editions of the Modern Language Association. Read more

Written by William Blake, Selected by Patti Smith
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 15, 2016
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-97314-1 (1-101-97314-5)

William Blake is one of England’s most fascinating writers; he was not only a groundbreaking poet, but also a painter, engraver, radical, and mystic. Although Blake was dismissed as an eccentric by his contemporaries, his powerful and richly symbolic poetry has been a fertile source of inspiration to the many writers and... Read more

Poems and Prophecies
Written by William Blake, Introduction by Kathleen Raine
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1991
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40552-8 (0-679-40552-6)

This is a selection of the poet's work, including all the great lyrics and the more important prophetic books. In her introduction the poet and critic expounds Blake's esoteric theory and shows how it helped to create a poetry which is unlike any other.

The tigers that crouched in Blake's baleful spiritual... Read more