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Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul 1789-1794
Blake, William (Book - 1970)
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Blake was one of the finest craftsmen of his time, an artist for whom art and poetry were inextricably linked. He was an indepedent and rebellious thinker, who abhorred pretention and falsity in others. His Songs of Innocence are products of this innocent imagination untainted by worldliness, while the Songs of Experience resulted from his feelings of indignation and pity for the sufferings of mankind. The Songs of Innocence and Expereince, containing some of Blake's finest and best-loved poems, are presented here in the form which best satisfied the high expectations of his poetic and artistic aspirations. The fifty-four plates which Blake originallly etched and coloured by hand are faithfully reproduced with the same delicacy and dimensions as the artist created them.
Authors: Blake, William, 1757-1827
Title: Songs of innocence and of experience
shewing the two contrary states of the human soul 1789-1794
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1970
Characteristics: 155 p. :,col. facsims. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: W. Blake ; [with an introduction and commentary by Geoffrey Keynes]
Notes: "First published in 1967 by Rupert Hart-Davis, Ltd."--T.p. verso
Additional Contributors: Keynes, Geoffrey 1887-1982
ISBN: 9780192810892
Branch Call Number: 821.7 B636s 1970
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