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The Complete Poems



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Author: Blake, William
ISBN: 9780140422153
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 1977
Pages: 1072
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 42mm
Format: Paperback / softback

One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, 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, such as The Four Zoas, Milton and Jerusalem. Throughout his life Blake drew on a rich heritage of philosophy, religion and myth, to create a poetic worlds illuminated by his spiritual and revolutionary beliefs that have fascinated, intrigued and enchanted readers for generations.