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William Blake (1) (1757–1827)

Autor/a de Songs of Innocence and of Experience

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William Blake's poems, prophecies, and engravings represent his strong vision and voice for rebellion against orthodoxy and all forms of repression. Born in London in November 1757; his father, a hosier of limited means, could do little for the boy's education. However, when the young Blake's mostra'n més talent for design became apparent, his wise father sent him to drawing school at the age of 10. In 1771 Blake was apprenticed to an engraver. Blake went on to develop his own technique, a method he claimed that came to him in a vision of his deceased younger brother. In this, as in so many other areas of his life, Blake was an iconoclast; his blend of printing and engraving gave his works a unique and striking illumination. Blake joined with other young men in support of the Revolutions in France and America. He also lived his own revolt against established rules of conduct, even in his own home. One of his first acts after marrying his lifetime companion, Catherine Boucher, was to teach her to read and write, rare for a woman at that time. Blake's writings were increasingly styled after the Hebrew prophets. His engravings and poetry give form and substance to the conflicts and passions of the elemental human heart, made real as actual characters in his later work. Although he was ignored by the British literary community through most of his life, interest and study of his work has never waned. Blake's creativity and original thinking mark him as one of the earliest Romantic poets, best known for his Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794) and The Tiger. Blake died in London in 1827. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de William Blake

Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1789) 4,099 exemplars, 39 ressenyes
The Poetry and Prose of William Blake {Erdman, ed.} (1970) — Autor — 1,397 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Les Noces del cel i l'infern (1790) 1,391 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) (1827) 1,324 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Portable Blake (1946) 672 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
William Blake: The Complete Illuminated Books (2000) 613 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Songs of Innocence (1789) 606 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Selected Poems of William Blake (1976) 602 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Songs of Experience (1826) 375 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
William Blake: A Selection of Poems and Letters (1958) 329 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Book of Urizen (1794) 288 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Blake: Selected Poetry (Poetry Library, Penguin) (1996) 269 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems and Prophecies (1942) 250 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Blake: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (1994) 240 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Blake's Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) (1995) 229 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Selected Poetry and Prose of William Blake (1953) 214 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Blake's Illustrations for the Book of Job (1966) 188 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Milton (1978) 173 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Works of William Blake (1953) 172 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion (1820) 164 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Essential Blake (1987) 149 exemplars
William Blake (Everyman's Poetry) (1982) 125 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poetry for Young People: William Blake (2007) 121 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Tyger (1969) 101 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
William Blake: Selected Poems (Phoenix Poetry) (2003) 87 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Drawings of William Blake (1970) 81 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Blake [The Laurel Poetry Series] (1960) 74 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tyger, Tyger (Penguin Little Black Classics) (2016) 61 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Visioni (1993) 54 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Urizen Books (1995) 52 exemplars
The Continental Prophecies (1995) 48 exemplars
The Early Illuminated Books (1993) 46 exemplars
Poems (Vintage Classics) (2016) 45 exemplars
Choice of Blake's Verse (1970) 41 exemplars
The Book of Thel (1789) 41 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Antologia Bilingue (1996) 31 exemplars
America, a prophecy (1794) 29 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Europe : A Prophecy (1969) 27 exemplars
Auguries of Innocence (1959) 27 exemplars
Selected Engravings (1975) 25 exemplars
The letters of William Blake (1980) 25 exemplars
William Blake (1977) 21 exemplars
The Divine Comedy (Abridged) (2017) — Il·lustrador — 18 exemplars
An Island in the Moon (1979) 18 exemplars
Poems of William Blake (1995) 15 exemplars
The Four Zoas (1983) 14 exemplars
Poetical Sketches (2004) 14 exemplars
Eldfängd glädje (2007) 13 exemplars
A Grain of Sand: Poems For Young Readers (1967) 12 exemplars, 1 ressenya
All Religions Are One (1970) 12 exemplars
Proverbs of Hell (1997) 11 exemplars
William Blake's Writings {Bentley, ed.} (1978) — Autor — 11 exemplars
There is no natural religion (1948) 10 exemplars
The book of Ahania (2013) 10 exemplars
Blake (1752) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
William Blake (Oxford Authors) (1988) 9 exemplars
The Indispensable Blake (1950) 7 exemplars
The Song of Los (2013) 7 exemplars
Blake's Poetry and Designs (1979) 6 exemplars
The Book of Los (1976) 6 exemplars
The Pickering manuscript (1972) 5 exemplars
32 poesie (1997) 5 exemplars
Tyger (1987) — Lyrics — 5 exemplars
London {poem} (1995) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Blake. Poesía completa Tomo I (1901) 5 exemplars
Chansons et mythes (1997) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
William Blake : 1757-1827 (1969) 4 exemplars
The Little Black Boy 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Sick Rose 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Sete Livros Iluminados (2005) 4 exemplars
The Great Poets: William Blake (2007) 4 exemplars
Tiriel (2014) 4 exemplars
The Copperheads 4 exemplars
Six William Blake Cards (2002) 3 exemplars
Obra poética (1992) 3 exemplars
Oeuvres de William Blake (1975) 3 exemplars
Heads of the Poets (1968) 3 exemplars
Augurios de inocencia (2020) 3 exemplars
Blake Art Tattoos (2002) 3 exemplars
Ah Sunflower {poem} 3 exemplars
The Lamb 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tavener:The Lamb-Satb (1989) 3 exemplars
The Ghost of Abel (2013) 3 exemplars
Selected Poems (Gardner ed. (1968) 3 exemplars
Blake: 16 Art Stickers (2003) 3 exemplars
William Blake (2013) 3 exemplars
Blake: Letters William Blake (1970) 3 exemplars
Spring 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tiriel el libro de thel. Edición bilingüe (1900) 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poesie 2 exemplars
Selected poems (1996) 2 exemplars
A águia e a toupeira (1996) 2 exemplars
Pencil Drawings 2 exemplars
VIZIJA POSLEDNJEG SUDA (2004) 2 exemplars
Poetry 2 exemplars
Idle Laundress 2 exemplars
The act of creation 2 exemplars
Blake. Poesia completa tomo II (1901) 2 exemplars
Blake's Poetical Works (1914) 2 exemplars
Blake Poetry 2 exemplars
POEMES (1968) 2 exemplars
Chimney Sweeper (Taurus poems) (1969) 2 exemplars
Blake (Faber Gallery) (1945) 2 exemplars
Poems of Blake 2 exemplars
William Blake (1977) 1 exemplars
The Temple of Mirth 1 exemplars
Le visioni 1 exemplars
Kehanet Kitapları 1 (2006) 1 exemplars
Laughing Song 1 exemplars
Jerusalem Part IV 1 exemplars
Eternity 1 exemplars
Engelen 1 exemplars
Versek es Profeciak 1 exemplars
Seçme Şiirler 1 exemplars
Selected Poems 1 exemplars
Practice is art 1 exemplars
Kaplan! Kaplan! (2016) 1 exemplars
Poesía romántica inglesa (1999) 1 exemplars
Poemas esenciales 1 exemplars
The Everlasting Gospel and Other Poems (2011) 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems By William Blake (1911) (2010) 1 exemplars
The Clod and the Pebble {poem} 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Le mariage du ciel de l'enfer (1947) 1 exemplars
Poèmes choisis (1950) 1 exemplars
Mrs. Q 1 exemplars
Poems Poèmes 1 exemplars
The Four Seasons 1 exemplars
52 poesie 1 exemplars
Wiersze i poematy (1994) 1 exemplars
Writings, Vol. I 1 exemplars
William Blake versei (1977) 1 exemplars
Udvalgte skrifter (1970) 1 exemplars
Späte Liebe 1 exemplars
Poems & Prose 1 exemplars
night 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
La Divina Commedia di Dante (2017) 1 exemplars
Vjecno jevandjelje 1 exemplars
El demonio es parco (2013) 1 exemplars
Essential Blake 1 exemplars
Fall of Rosamund 1 exemplars
The Wit's magazine 1 exemplars
oeuvres de William Blake 3 (1980) 1 exemplars
Poems by Blake 1 exemplars
Poems of, The 1 exemplars
Vahiy Kitaplari 1 exemplars
Hasta Gül (1996) 1 exemplars
SELECTED POETRY (1988) 1 exemplars
Opere (1991) 1 exemplars
The Poetry Of Trees (2014) 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Oeuvres I 1 exemplars

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The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,279 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Robert Frost (2004) — Col·laborador — 1,067 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions937 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 835 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Col·laborador — 729 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
World Religions: From Ancient History to the Present (1983) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions700 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Col·laborador — 628 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (1996) — Col·laborador — 579 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Col·laborador — 527 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Col·laborador — 515 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature, Volumes 1-2 (1955) — Col·laborador — 466 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Col·laborador — 452 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions403 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Col·laborador — 394 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Col·laborador — 356 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In the Nursery (1932) — Col·laborador — 294 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Col·laborador — 251 exemplars
Discourses on Art (1959) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions212 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Erstwhile (2017) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions206 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Night Thoughts: Or, the Complaint and the Consolation (1745) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions198 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Autor — 188 exemplars
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 3 (1966) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars
The Children's Treasury: Best Loved Stories and Poems from Around the World (1987) — Col·laborador — 151 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories (1958) — Col·laborador — 148 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars, 1 ressenya
William Blake (1957) — Il·lustrador — 125 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Beastly Verse (2014) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Holy Fire: Nine Visionary Poets and the Quest for Enlightenment (1994) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Golden Land (1958) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Pre-Raphaelite Drawing (2011) — Il·lustrador — 40 exemplars
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Roads from Bethlehem: Christmas Literature from Writers Ancient and Modern (1993) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (1947) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Fantastic and Visionary Painting (1969) — Il·lustrador — 27 exemplars
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity (1907) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions26 exemplars
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algunes edicions19 exemplars
Fairy Poems (2023) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Sparks of Fire: Blake in a New Age (Io) (1982) — Il·lustrador — 16 exemplars
Classic Hymns & Carols (2012) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Poems of Magic and Spells (1960) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
All Day Long: An Anthology of Poetry for Children (1954) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Lamb [score] (1982) — Text — 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Poetry anthology (2000) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions6 exemplars
19. Jahrhundert 1. Romantik (1983) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The chemical wedding (2017) — Il·lustrador — 4 exemplars
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
English Romantic Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Omnibus of Pleasure: The Pleasure Primer (1943) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
To You With Love: A Treasury of Great Romantic Literature (1969) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The 3-D Zone #11, April 1988 (1988) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Der Phoenix und die Taube - Englische Lyrik in deutscher Fassung (1991) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Das Leben nach dem Tod in den Weltreligionen — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions1 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1757-11-28
Data de defunció
1827-08-12
Lloc d'enterrament
Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, England, UK
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Soho, London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Soho, London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Educació
Royal Academy School
self-educated
Professions
poet
illustrator
engraver
painter

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience a Folio Society Devotees (desembre 2023)

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Perhaps rightly, this book can be classified among the works that are quoted and referenced more than actually read. Because let's be honest: without a proper preparation this book is a no-go zone. The first time I read it, almost 20 years ago, after just a few pages my head started spinning: what is this actually? What is Blake talking about? And why is this all so strange? I could barely process it. But this time, on the second reading, I was a little better prepared, after reading John Higgs William Blake vs the World. Higgs provides not only (biographical) context but also reading keys to understand Blake (and also explain him). And only then do you notice how original and modern this hyper-stubborn person was and is, also in this book. And this not only refers to his attacks against established and less established ways of looking at reality, such as the religion of the churches or that of the esotericists, on the one-sidedness and terror of rationalism, and especially on the dualism that is so ingrained in our culture. No, the merit of Blake doesn’t only lay in the negative, but especially in the very idiosyncratic way of seeing that Blake wants to instill on us: namely through that of the imagination, according to him the source of all reality. It seems as if he anticipated constructivism by almost two centuries, although that is probably too simplistic. Because, let’s be honest, Blake remains very unruly and inimitable at the same time. Even if you read this (relatively short book) two or three times in a row, there still are passages that you just can't fathom. William Blake will continue to challenge us, that's for sure.… (més)
 
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bookomaniac | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Jun 22, 2024 |
I guess I'm not the only one having trouble with this book. It clearly belongs to Blake’s mature period (1804), but this makes it considerably more hermetic than his other work, which is already very difficult to access. What is striking is the epic character of this longer book, with a complete doctrine of salvation and his own vision of the universe in the background. Formally there is the very pathetic quality, with constant exclamations and an almost continuous verbal flow, often also of geographical names. Blake revisits a number of themes from his early work; thus Urizen (the enforcer of order and reason) and Los emerge again. Even more than before, Albion, the mythical name of Great Britain, is present, and on a superficial reading this seems like a patriotic writing (cf. the much-quoted lines “And did those feet in ancient time/Walk upon England's mountains green” ). Nothing could be further from the truth, as John Higgs (Blake versus the World) taught me. The fervent praise of Christianity (not that of the churches, however) and the outbursts against the Enlightened deists are other ingredients. So there's a lot of meat on the bone. Best to read with extensive, expert commentary… (més)
 
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bookomaniac | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 19, 2024 |
This early work (1794) by Blake starts off in a dazzling and powerful way. Blake offers a kind of creation story here, in which order is created from chaos. The verses are short, the vocabulary is very visual, which emphasizes the violence of the spectacle. Then the focus shifts to Urizen, the first high priest who stands for ordering reason and rationalism, here and in the rest of Blake's oeuvre. And with Blake this is not a positive force, on the contrary: in the own universe that Urizen creates, alienation and enslavement are central , not least through the introduction of (organized) religion. Other mythical figures such as Los and Enitharmon also appear on the scene. The story breaks off suddenly, but Blake would later complete it with The Book of Los and The book of Athania, both in 1795.… (més)
 
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bookomaniac | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 15, 2024 |
This relatively short and early (1789) poem by William Blake is somewhat similar to the combination of Book of Innocence and Book of Experience. It also has a pastoral beginning, with the young shepherdess Thel in a meadow landscape, but also ends rather grimly with Thel who is besieged by the difficult questions of life and especially death. It obviously contains themes that Blake would develop much more fully in his later work.
 
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bookomaniac | Jun 15, 2024 |

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ISBN
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