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William Blake's Poetry

William Blake's Poetry - 07 edition

William Blake's Poetry - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9780826488602

ISBN10: 0826488609

William Blake
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Published:
International: No
William Blake

ISBN13: 9780826488602

ISBN10: 0826488609

Edition: 07

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Summary

William Blake's critical analysis of politics, religion, society and the psyche remains powerfully relevant today. The widespread popular interest in his art and poetry is evident through its continuing presence in film, TV, advertising, novels and exhibitions. This Reader's Guide offers an accessible short introduction to Blake's poetry, giving a clear point of access to the larger philosophical ideas that his work explores. It begins by introducing the social and intellectual contexts of works, including Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and opens out into the major Blakean themes that underlie both these early works and his later prophetic texts.

This introduction to Blake's poetry is the ideal companion to study, offering guidance on: Literary and historical context, Language, style and form, Reading the poems, Critical reception and publishing history, Adaptation and interpretation, Further reading.