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Author: William Blake

ISBN: 9780099511632
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1 January 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3
'Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled' - William Blake

William Blake is one of Britain's most fascinating writers, who, as well as being a groundbreaking poet, is also well known as a painter, engraver, radical and mystic. 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 collected together 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.

About the Author

William Blake was born on 28 November 1757 in London. Instead of being sent to school he was given drawing classes from a young age. When he was fourteen he was apprenticed to the engraver James Basire and he later went on to work as an engraver, illustrator, printer and drawing teacher. In 1779 he became a student at the Royal Academy. In 1782 he married Catherine Bouch...

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