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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 Poems
Written by William Blake, Edited by Alicia Ostriker
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 1978
$23.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-042215-3 (0-14-042215-3)

One of the great Enlgish Romantic poets, William Blake was also an artist, mystic, and visionary. His work ranges from the deceptively simple and lyrical Songs of Innocence and their counterpoint Experience—which juxtapose poems such as "The Lamb" and "The Tyger," and "The Blossom" and "The Sick Rose"—to highly elaborate, apocalyptic works... 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






Poems
Written by William Blake, Selected by Patti Smith
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 13, 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






The Portable William Blake
Written by William Blake, Edited by Alfred Kazin
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1977
$22.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-015026-1 (0-14-015026-9)

The Portable Blake contains the hermetic genius's most important works: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in their entirety; selections from his "prophetic books"—including The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Abion, America, The Book of Urizen, and The Four Zoas—and from other works of poetry... Read more






Selected Poems of William Blake
Written by William Blake, Introduction by Gerald E. Bentley, Noted by Gerald E. Bentley
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2006
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-042446-1 (0-14-042446-6)

Writer and religious rebel, William Blake sowed the seeds of Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the vision that inspired him throughout his remarkable life. Whether describing his own spirituality, the innocence of youth, or the corruption caused by mankind, his writings depict a world in which spirits dominate...

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