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The Life Of William Blake

Author : Alexander Gilchrist
ISBN : 9780486143927
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First full-length biography (1863) covers Blake's childhood, student years, trial for treason, "madness," neglect by the public, untimely death. Insightful commentary on the poet's works plus 40 of his illustrations.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gilchrist On Blake

Author : Alexander Gilchrist
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122288587
Genre : Poets, English
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LIVES THAT NEVER GROW OLD Part of a radical new series - edited by Richard Holmes - that recovers the great classical tradition of English biography. Gilchrist's 'The Life of William Blake' is a biographical masterpiece, still thrilling to read and vividly alive. This was the first biography of William Blake ever written, at a time when the great visionary poet and painter was generally forgotten, ridiculed or dismissed as insane. Wonderfully vivid and outspoken (one chapter is entitled 'Mad or Not Mad'), it was based on revealing interviews with many of Blake's surviving friends. Blake conversed with spirits, saw angels in trees, and sunbathed naked with his wife 'like Adam and Eve'. Gilchrist adds detailed descriptions of Blake's beliefs and working methods, an account of his trial for high treason and fascinating evocations of the places in London, Kent and Sussex where he lived. The book ultimately transformed and enhanced Blake's reputation.
Category: Poets, English

William Blake

Author : J. Beer
ISBN : 9780230554863
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume on Blake follows the writer's life and combines biography and critical analysis. Covering Blake's early career, his major works and his work as a visual artist, this new study will be a must for all Blake scholars and enthusiasts. Recent discoveries concerning Blake's forebears and their religion make this new study additionally timely.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Life Of William Blake

Author : Thomas Wright
ISBN : 1494111721
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This is a new release of the original 1929 edition.
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William Blake His Life

Author : James King
ISBN : 0312052928
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the British poet and artist describes the intellectual life of his times and the influence of his life on his work
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A Portion Of His Life

Author : Eugenie R. Freed
ISBN : UOM:39015034228737
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The scope of "A Portion of His Life" has deliberately been restricted to a significant aspect of Milton's influence that has not before been seriously considered in Blake criticism: Blake's conception, expressed in poetry and art, of "the female portion," his Miltonic view of woman. Arguing that the female personages who appear in Blake's continuously developing mythic structures in his major works are not "women" in any realistic sense, Freed shows that in his principal representations of femaleness Blake draws repeatedly on certain of Milton's archetypal female personages - notably Eve and Sin of Paradise Lost, Nature in the Hymn on the Nativity of Christ, and the Lady of Comus - and, moreover, that Milton's poetry is often in the most literal sense the materia prima of Blake's." "Freed reviews other philosophical and literary elements comprising Blake's concept of femaleness - his study of the Hebrew Bible and of alchemical treatises, his reading of Spenser and Shakespeare - and considers aspects of Blake's own life that led him to find new dimensions in the life and works of Milton."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Literary Criticism

William Blake

Author : Jack Lindsay
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004529728
Genre : Artists
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This penetrating and perceptive study of Blake's unending search for a "free" society analyzes his extraordinary mythic world, examines his ambivalence toward women, and movingly conveys Blake's loneliness and wretched poverty
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Jerusalem

Author : Tobias Churton
ISBN : 9781780287508
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Delving into the spiritual side of one the Romantic period's most renowned artists and poets, this biography explores for the first time the deeper meanings and enlightened thoughts that sit at the heart of Blake's trademark symbolism. It's hard to believe that Blake was largely unrecognized in his own time, today we can look back and see the influence that his visionary words and images had on our most recent culture history. Resonating most strongly during times of change we last saw a resurgence of Blake's influence during the 60s in the inspiring music of the Doors or Jimi Hendrix and the enlightening words of Aldous Huxley. Now as we once again face massive change in the world it's time to open our minds to the real William Blake, a revolutionary spiritual guru who can bring us right into the heart of our own true being.
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Lives Of William Blake

Author : Henry Crabb Robinson
ISBN : 9781606066614
Genre : Art
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A compilation of important biographical writings on William Blake, a painter, printmaker, poet, and mystical thinker who became one of the leading figures of Romanticism. William Blake (1757–1827) was a British painter, printmaker, poet, and mystical thinker who became one of the leading figures of Romanticism. This volume presents the earliest critical essay on his art by journalist and diarist Henry Crabb Robinson, reproduced here in full for the first time in English, as well as illuminating biographical texts by painter John Thomas Smith, and writer Alexander Gilchrist. An introduction by Martin Myrone, lead curator of British art to 1800 at Tate, contextualizes these writings, which provide a rich, nuanced view of the life and inventive work of both “the historical Blake” and “the invented Blake”—the artist who today occupies a revered place in the pantheon of visionary artists.
Category: Art

Blake Records

Author : Gerald Eades Bentley
ISBN : 0300096852
Genre : Art
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Poet, painter, engraver and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This work collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. G.E. Bentley, the editor of the first edition of Blake Records and Blake Records Supplement, brings together new and updated material on Blake's life, career, family, friends and patrons.
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William Blake And The Impossible History Of The 1790s

Author : Saree Makdisi
ISBN : 9780226502618
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Modern scholars often find it difficult to account for the profound eccentricities in the work of William Blake, dismissing them as either ahistorical or simply meaningless. But with this pioneering study, Saree Makdisi develops a reliable and comprehensive framework for understanding these peculiarities. According to Makdisi, Blake's poetry and drawings should compel us to reconsider the history of the 1790s. Tracing for the first time the many links among economics, politics, and religion in his work, Makdisi shows how Blake questioned and even subverted the commercial, consumerist, and political liberties that his contemporaries championed, all while developing his own radical aesthetic.
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William Blake

Author : Irene Langridge
ISBN : UVA:X001068990
Genre : Artists
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