Poems

Paperback | December 4, 2007

byWilliam BlakeIntroduction byPatti Smith

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“Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled.” —William Blake

Although Blake was dismissed as an eccentric by his contemporaries, his powerful and richly symbolic poetry has been a fertile source of inspiration to the many writers and artists who have followed in his footsteps. In this collection Patti Smith has compiled her personal selection of Blake’s poems, including the complete poems from the famous Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, to give a singular picture of this unique genius.

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“Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled.” —William BlakeAlthough Blake was dismissed as an eccentric by his contemporaries, his powerful and richly symbolic poetry has been a fertile source of inspiration to the many writers and artists who have followed in his footsteps. In this ...

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 talent for design became apparent, his wise...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.76 × 5.08 × 0.5 inPublished:December 4, 2007Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099511630

ISBN - 13:9780099511632

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