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Author: William Blake
ISBN13: 978-0582484450
Title: The poems of William Blake; (Longmans' annotated English poets)
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Publisher: Longman (1971)
Pages: 877

The poems of William Blake; (Longmans' annotated English poets) by William Blake

Published 1971 by Longman in Harlow. Longmans' annotated English poets. S8. The Physical Object. xxiii, 877 . 5 plates; Number of pages.

Description: William Blake (1757 - 1827) is one of the great figures in literature, by turns poet, artist and visonary. Profoundly libertarian in outlook, Blake's engagement with the issues of his day is well known and this - along with his own idiosynratic concerns - flows through his poetry and art. Like Milton before him, the prodigality of his allusions and references is little short of astonishing. As the 250th anniversary of his birth approaches, Blake has perhaps more readers than ever before Blake: The Complete Poems will stand those readers, new and old, in good stead for many years to come. Download this book Blake: The Complete Poems (Longman Annotated English Poets). Sponsored High Speed Downloads. 5253 dl's @ 3383 KB/s.

Penguin english poets. William blake: The complete poems. WILLIAM BLAKE was born in Broad Street in 1757, the son of a London hosier. Having attended Henry Parr’s drawing school in the Strand, he was in 1772 apprenticed to Henry Basire, engraver to the Society of Antiquaries, and later was admitted as a student to the Royal Academy, where he exhibited in 1780. W. H. S. Stevenson (e., The Poems of William Blake, Longman, 1971. David Bindman, assisted by Deirdre Tooney, Complete Graphic Works of William Blake, Putnam, 1978.

William Blake (1757 – 1827) was an English poet, painter and printmaker, who remained largely unknown during his lifetime but rose to prominence after his death and is now considered a highly influential figure in the history of poetry and one of the greatest artists in Britain’s history.

The Book of Thel is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably worked on in the period 1788 to 1790. It is illustrated by his own plates, and is relatively short and easy to understand, compared to his later prophetic books. The metre is a fourteen-syllable line. It was preceded by Tiriel, which Blake left in manuscript. A few lines from Tiriel were incorporated into The Book of Thel. This book consists of eight plates executed in illuminated printing.

William Blake - poems -. Publication Date: 2004. Publisher: Poemhunter. com - The World's Poetry Archive. William Blake(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827). an English poet, painter, and printmaker.

Blake the complete poems Longman annotated English poets. William Blake (Author) W. Publication Data.

A collection of poems by English poet William Blake (1757-1827). Poems by William Blake. The Chimney-Sweeper II.

Analysis of William Blake’s Poems A. Biography of William Blake William Blake was born in 1757 in Soho, London, England. He was the third of seven children. Two of them died in infancy. Blake’s father, James was a hosier. Blake attended school only long enough to learn reading and writing, leaving at the age of ten, and was otherwise educated at home by his mother Catherine Wright Armitage. The Blakes were dissenters, and believed to have belonged to the Moravian Church. Blake was baptized at St James's Church, London  . Blake was an English painter, poet and printmaker. He began writing at an early age and claimed to have had his first vision, of a tree full of angels, at age 10.

Reviews: 7
Mr Freeman
Some years ago, the late American poet James Dickey visited my campus (I was a graduate student) and asked us to name the greatest poet of the 20th century. To my surprise, his finalists included poets from other languages: Lorca, Rilke, and Valerie. In the end, with Dickey being very much the final judge, these poets finished behind two English language poets: Yeats and Eliot. And Yeats was Number 1. It's easy to see that Yeats was less innovative than Eliot, but I tend to agree. Like Eliot, he continued to climb the conical winding stair (an image from Yeats's own poetry and artificial mythology), so that in one dimension he repeated old habits and in another he did something new. His final poetry, for example, very much resembles the poetry of his second period -- it's almost shorn of the images from his mythology and strikes one as quite spare -- and yet it really is on a higher level than the poetry of the second period. Yeats was one of the few lyric poets to continue to develop until the end of his life. Because of this development and the unity of his poetry, I think Yeats might at least have been the greatest English-language poetry of the twentieth century. Of course I recommend this book.
This handsome leather-bound edition of William Butler Yeats' (1865-1939) poems (selected) by the Easton Press (1976) is wondrous to behold. It features fine leather in a light green with beautiful gilt details on the cover featuring roses and flowers. The signature trademarks of the Easton Press leather-bound editions are here: moire endleaves, a satin ribbon page-marker, and this particular title is part of the limited edition series issues by the Easton Press.

The poems are selected, edited, and introduced by William York Tindall. In addition, as a bonus, this edition features beautiful drawings with occasional color tints by Robin Jacques. There are both full-page illustrations and half-page illustrations that enhance this edition. If you are a lover of W.B. Yeats' poems as I am, you will adore this aesthetically pleasing edition.

Crossways, 1889
The Wanderings of Oisin, 1889
The Rose, 1893
The Wind Among the Reeds, 1899
Later Poems, 1902-1938
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines
I am not much of a poetry fan but have always loved the writings of William Blake. Here is a free version of some of his works. It is readable, and the fact that it is free prevents me from complaining too much.

The formatting is terrible. There is no table of contents. There are no hyperlinks. These problems make it difficult to know what exactly is in the book, and it makes it hard to find what you are looking for. As far as I can tell this collection contains the entirety of Songs of Innocence and Experience and a few other poems. Also there are few line breaks. An 8 line stanza is often seen as a single paragraph with semicolons separating the original lines. With any other poet this would make the book unreadable, but Blake's words are so rhythmic and clear that you can easily read them out loud or silently even when formatted poorly on the page. Some reviewers have complained that there is different text and/or missing poems when compared to other versions. I won't argue with them because, although I have read Blake several times, I am no expert.

So if you have to read Songs of Innocence and Experience right now and don't have any money, go ahead and get this book. You will enjoy it. But in the long run it is much better to get a better formatted version - preferably a hardbound volume that will look beautiful on your shelf and provide satisfying poetic readings for years to come.
Blake has a wondrous ability to look satirically at some objects in his writing. While steadfastly and straightforward writing devout religious conjuring.
His abilities in broaching many controversial subjects with poise and grace are simply amazing.
Reading Blake's poetic genius is exposed in nearly every line of this book. His caring and compelling rhymes are a gift from years gone by.
A reasonably good collection of the more popular works of William Blake. I picked it up because I could not see a list of contents , but it didn't contain the palm I was looking for . Still worth getting.
I like the rhymes that seem to appeal to my wife who is unable to speak. Most contemporary poetry is free verse and doesn't appeal to her.
a rare book that I've bought twice - gave the first copy to my daughter. The intro is not exactly Yeats- ian bc it includes a lot of scholarly stuff he got from other people -- but the selection is him right through. I wrote that last week about the intro from a distant memory of when I first got the book, but on re-reading it is not so. The intro IS Yeats-ian and carries the irreplaceable authority of one great artist writing about another one. No academic reviewer can ever do this. But it is also, as someone has observed about such commentary, (Virgil Thomson in the NY Times?) passionately prejudiced. I would not want it any other way.
A fine collection in an attractive if slightly worn cover. But that makes it look like I've read and enjoyed it so I'm pleased.