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William Blake (1) (1757–1827)

Autor(a) de Songs of Innocence and of Experience

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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 mostrar mais talent for design became apparent, his wise father sent him to drawing school at the age of 10. In 1771 Blake was apprenticed to an engraver. Blake went on to develop his own technique, a method he claimed that came to him in a vision of his deceased younger brother. In this, as in so many other areas of his life, Blake was an iconoclast; his blend of printing and engraving gave his works a unique and striking illumination. Blake joined with other young men in support of the Revolutions in France and America. He also lived his own revolt against established rules of conduct, even in his own home. One of his first acts after marrying his lifetime companion, Catherine Boucher, was to teach her to read and write, rare for a woman at that time. Blake's writings were increasingly styled after the Hebrew prophets. His engravings and poetry give form and substance to the conflicts and passions of the elemental human heart, made real as actual characters in his later work. Although he was ignored by the British literary community through most of his life, interest and study of his work has never waned. Blake's creativity and original thinking mark him as one of the earliest Romantic poets, best known for his Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794) and The Tiger. Blake died in London in 1827. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de William Blake

The Poetry and Prose of William Blake {Erdman, ed.} (1970) — Autor — 1,390 cópias
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790) 1,383 cópias
The Portable Blake (1946) 668 cópias
Songs of Innocence (1789) 604 cópias
Songs of Experience (1826) 375 cópias
The Book of Urizen (1794) 287 cópias
Poems and Prophecies (1942) 249 cópias
The Works of William Blake (1953) 172 cópias
Milton (1978) 172 cópias
The Essential Blake (1987) 148 cópias
The Tyger (1969) 101 cópias
Drawings of William Blake (1970) 81 cópias
Visioni (1993) 54 cópias
The Urizen Books (1995) 51 cópias
The Continental Prophecies (1995) 47 cópias
The Early Illuminated Books (1993) 47 cópias
Poems (Vintage Classics) (2016) 45 cópias
Choice of Blake's Verse (1970) 41 cópias
The Book of Thel (1789) 41 cópias
Antologia Bilingue (1996) 31 cópias
America, a prophecy (1794) 29 cópias
Europe : A Prophecy (1969) 27 cópias
Auguries of Innocence (1959) 27 cópias
The letters of William Blake (1980) 25 cópias
Selected Engravings (1975) 25 cópias
William Blake (1977) 21 cópias
The Divine Comedy (Abridged) (2017) — Ilustrador — 18 cópias
An Island in the Moon (1979) 18 cópias
Poems of William Blake (1995) 15 cópias
Poetical Sketches (2004) 14 cópias
The Four Zoas (1983) 14 cópias
Eldfängd glädje (2007) 13 cópias
All Religions Are One (1970) 12 cópias
William Blake's Writings {Bentley, ed.} (1978) — Autor — 11 cópias
Proverbs of Hell (1997) 10 cópias
There is no natural religion (1948) 10 cópias
Blake (1752) 10 cópias
The book of Ahania (2013) 10 cópias
The Indispensable Blake (1950) 7 cópias
The Song of Los (2013) 7 cópias
Blake's Poetry and Designs (1979) 6 cópias
The Book of Los (1976) 6 cópias
32 poesie (1997) 5 cópias
London {poem} (1995) 5 cópias
Tyger (1987) — Lyrics — 5 cópias
The Pickering manuscript (1972) 5 cópias
William Blake : 1757-1827 (1969) 4 cópias
Sete Livros Iluminados (2005) 4 cópias
The Copperheads 4 cópias
Chansons et mythes (1997) 4 cópias
Tiriel (2014) 4 cópias
The Sick Rose 4 cópias
Obra poética (1992) 3 cópias
The Ghost of Abel (2013) 3 cópias
Augurios de inocencia (2020) 3 cópias
Oeuvres de William Blake (1975) 3 cópias
William Blake (2013) 3 cópias
Heads of the Poets (1968) 3 cópias
Blake: 16 Art Stickers (2003) 3 cópias
Selected Poems (Gardner ed. (1968) 3 cópias
The Lamb 3 cópias
Six William Blake Cards (2002) 3 cópias
Blake Art Tattoos (2002) 3 cópias
Tavener:The Lamb-Satb (1989) 3 cópias
Idle Laundress 2 cópias
Spring 2 cópias
Blake Poetry 2 cópias
Blake's Poetical Works (1914) 2 cópias
Poems of Blake 2 cópias
Selected poems (1996) 2 cópias
VIZIJA POSLEDNJEG SUDA (2004) 2 cópias
A águia e a toupeira (1996) 2 cópias
Pencil Drawings 2 cópias
POEMES (1968) 2 cópias
Blake (Faber Gallery) (1945) 2 cópias
Poetry 2 cópias
Poesie 2 cópias
Engelen 1 exemplar(es)
The Canterbury Poets 1 exemplar(es)
Poesía romántica inglesa (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Eternity 1 exemplar(es)
Jerusalem Part IV 1 exemplar(es)
Poemas esenciales 1 exemplar(es)
Poems of William Blake 1 exemplar(es)
William Blake (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Seçme Şiirler 1 exemplar(es)
Versek es Profeciak 1 exemplar(es)
The Temple of Mirth 1 exemplar(es)
Practice is art 1 exemplar(es)
Selected Poems 1 exemplar(es)
Le visioni 1 exemplar(es)
William Blake, Complete Collection (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Kehanet Kitapları 1 (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Laughing Song 1 exemplar(es)
English Lyrical Verse 1 exemplar(es)
Visioni di William Blake 1 exemplar(es)
Kaplan! Kaplan! (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM BLAKE (1938) 1 exemplar(es)
Poesie di William Blake 1 exemplar(es)
Svět v zrnku písku 1 exemplar(es)
Poems By William Blake (1911) (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Nurse's Song [Innocence] 1 exemplar(es)
Le mariage du ciel de l'enfer (1947) 1 exemplar(es)
Uil'yam Bleik : Stikhi 1 exemplar(es)
Poèmes choisis (1950) 1 exemplar(es)
Mrs. Q 1 exemplar(es)
Poems Poèmes 1 exemplar(es)
Udvalgte skrifter (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
The Four Seasons 1 exemplar(es)
Poems and Prose (Fount Classics) (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
52 poesie 1 exemplar(es)
Wiersze i poematy (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Writings, Vol. I 1 exemplar(es)
William Blake versei (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Späte Liebe 1 exemplar(es)
Poems & Prose 1 exemplar(es)
La Divina Commedia di Dante (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Wieczna Ewangelia : wybór pism (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Water-color Drawings 1 exemplar(es)
Poems by William Blake 1 exemplar(es)
night 1 exemplar(es)
The French Revolution 1 exemplar(es)
Vjecno jevandjelje 1 exemplar(es)
El demonio es parco (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
POESIA ROMANTICA INGLESA 1 exemplar(es)
Essential Blake 1 exemplar(es)
Vahiy Kitaplari 1 exemplar(es)
Kehanet Kitapları I-II 1 exemplar(es)
Fall of Rosamund 1 exemplar(es)
Industrious Cottager 1 exemplar(es)
Revd Robert Hawker, DD 1 exemplar(es)
oeuvres de William Blake 3 (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Christ Trampling Urizen 1 exemplar(es)
Poems by Blake 1 exemplar(es)
The French Revolution 1 exemplar(es)
The Everlasting Gospel 1 exemplar(es)
The Wit's magazine 1 exemplar(es)
Hasta Gül (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
SELECTED POETRY (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Opere (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
The Poetry Of Trees (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Poems of, The 1 exemplar(es)
Oeuvres I 1 exemplar(es)
Poems of William Blake 1 exemplar(es)

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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições930 cópias
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World Religions: From Ancient History to the Present (1983) — Artista da capa, algumas edições696 cópias
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuinte — 628 cópias
English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 576 cópias
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Contribuinte — 526 cópias
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Contribuinte — 512 cópias
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuinte, algumas edições404 cópias
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuinte — 393 cópias
The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Contribuinte — 359 cópias
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Discourses on Art (1959) — Contribuinte, algumas edições212 cópias
The Erstwhile (2017) — Artista da capa, algumas edições206 cópias
Night Thoughts: Or, the Complaint and the Consolation (1745) — Ilustrador, algumas edições198 cópias
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Autor — 188 cópias
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 3 (1966) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories (1958) — Contribuinte — 145 cópias
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
William Blake (1957) — Ilustrador — 125 cópias
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Beastly Verse (2014) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
A Golden Land (1958) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Pre-Raphaelite Drawing (2011) — Ilustrador — 41 cópias
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (1947) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Fantastic and Visionary Painting (1969) — Ilustrador — 27 cópias
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity (1907) — Ilustrador, algumas edições26 cópias
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Sparks of Fire: Blake in a New Age (Io) (1982) — Ilustrador — 16 cópias
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Classic Hymns & Carols (2012) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Poems of Magic and Spells (1960) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
All Day Long: An Anthology of Poetry for Children (1954) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Lamb [score] (1982) — Text — 7 cópias
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições6 cópias
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
19. Jahrhundert 1. Romantik (1983) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The chemical wedding (2017) — Ilustrador — 4 cópias
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
English Romantic Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Omnibus of Pleasure: The Pleasure Primer (1943) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
To You With Love: A Treasury of Great Romantic Literature (1969) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The 3-D Zone #11, April 1988 (1988) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Der Phoenix und die Taube - Englische Lyrik in deutscher Fassung (1991) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Das Leben nach dem Tod in den Weltreligionen — Artista da capa, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1757-11-28
Data de falecimento
1827-08-12
Local de enterro
Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, England, UK
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Soho, London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Soho, London, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Educação
Royal Academy School
self-educated
Ocupação
poet
illustrator
engraver
painter

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Discussions

Songs of Innocence and of Experience em Folio Society Devotees (Dezembro 2023)

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I guess I'm not the only one having trouble with this book. It clearly belongs to Blake’s mature period (1804), but this makes it considerably more hermetic than his other work, which is already very difficult to access. What is striking is the epic character of this longer book, with a complete doctrine of salvation and his own vision of the universe in the background. Formally there is the very pathetic quality, with constant exclamations and an almost continuous verbal flow, often also of geographical names. Blake revisits a number of themes from his early work; thus Urizen (the enforcer of order and reason) and Los emerge again. Even more than before, Albion, the mythical name of Great Britain, is present, and on a superficial reading this seems like a patriotic writing (cf. the much-quoted lines “And did those feet in ancient time/Walk upon England's mountains green” ). Nothing could be further from the truth, as John Higgs (Blake versus the World) taught me. The fervent praise of Christianity (not that of the churches, however) and the outbursts against the Enlightened deists are other ingredients. So there's a lot of meat on the bone. Best to read with extensive, expert commentary… (mais)
 
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bookomaniac | 1 outra resenha | Jun 19, 2024 |
This early work (1794) by Blake starts off in a dazzling and powerful way. Blake offers a kind of creation story here, in which order is created from chaos. The verses are short, the vocabulary is very visual, which emphasizes the violence of the spectacle. Then the focus shifts to Urizen, the first high priest who stands for ordering reason and rationalism, here and in the rest of Blake's oeuvre. And with Blake this is not a positive force, on the contrary: in the own universe that Urizen creates, alienation and enslavement are central , not least through the introduction of (organized) religion. Other mythical figures such as Los and Enitharmon also appear on the scene. The story breaks off suddenly, but Blake would later complete it with The Book of Los and The book of Athania, both in 1795.… (mais)
 
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bookomaniac | 1 outra resenha | Jun 15, 2024 |
This relatively short and early (1789) poem by William Blake is somewhat similar to the combination of Book of Innocence and Book of Experience. It also has a pastoral beginning, with the young shepherdess Thel in a meadow landscape, but also ends rather grimly with Thel who is besieged by the difficult questions of life and especially death. It obviously contains themes that Blake would develop much more fully in his later work.
 
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bookomaniac | Jun 15, 2024 |
This was reportedly the only book (actually two) with which William Blake had a very modest commercial success during his life (1757-1827). And I can understand that: compared to his later work, these early poems still come across as very appealing. Songs of Innocence (1789) offers what the title suggests: children's verses and songs, very pastoral, with many sheep, children and angels. There some shadowy sides (such as in the Chimney Sweeper), but it always ends well, the stories radiate confidence and security, especially in God. But that pleasing simplicity is deceptive, as evidenced by Songs of Experience (1794), published 5 years later. This is very different in tone, much more somber and even grim, “it is eternal winter there”. Blake has clearly constructed this as a negative reflection of the first book. Of course, an evergreen in this tome is the Tiger poem, which is perhaps best known for its rhythmic alliterations, but which actually ingeniously confronts us with the question of evil in the world: why does the God, who appears as the caring father in the first book, tolerates such horrible animals to exist? Here, Blake clearly shows that he has much more to offer than nursery rhymes.… (mais)
 
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bookomaniac | outras 38 resenhas | Jun 13, 2024 |

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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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