The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

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University of California Press, Jul 7, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 990 pages
"[Blake] was a visionary, rather than a mystic, and like D. H. Lawrence and Sigmund Freud he hoped to encourage us to exalt our human potential. Perhaps William Blake can best be termed an apocalyptic humanist, who urges us never to forget that all deities reside within the human breast."—Harold Bloom, from the new foreword
 

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Contents

THE WORKS IN ILLUMINATED PRINTING i
1
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
7
A Divine Image
32
Visions of the Daughters of Albion
45
America a Prophecy
51
Europe a Prophecy
60
The Song of Los
67
The Book of Ahania
84
To William Hayley 26 October 1803
737
To William Hayley Esqre 13 Deer 1803
738
To William Hayley Esqre Jany 14 1804
739
To William Hayley Esqre Jany 27 1804
740
To William Hayley Esqre 23 Feby 1804
741
To William Hayley Esqre March 12 1804
743
To William Hayley Esqre March 21 1804
744
To William Hayley Esqre March 31 1804
745

The Book of Los
90
The Emanation of The Giant Albion
144
The Gates of Paradise
259
On Virgil
270
PROPHETIC WORKS UNENGRAVED
276
The French Revolution
285
The Four Zoas
300
POETICAL SKETCHES
408
King Edward the Third
423
Prologue intended for a dramatic piece of King Edward
439
AN ISLAND IN THE MOON
449
SONGS AND BALLADS
466
Silent Silent Night
471
SATIRIC VERSES AND EPIGRAMS
499
My title as aj Genius thus is provd
505
Great things are done when Men Mountains meet
511
THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL
518
BLAKES EXHIBITION AND CATALOGUE OF 1809
526
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE LAST JUDGMENT
552
PROSPECTUSES
567
THE MARGINALIA
583
INSCRIPTIONS AND NOTES ON OR FOR PICTURES
671
MISCELLANEOUS PROSE
692
THE LETTERS
699
To Mr Thomas Butts Sep 23 1800
711
To my Friend Butts I write
712
To Mrs Butts
714
To Thomas Butts 10 May 1801
715
To Mr Thomas Butts September II 1801 7H 20 To Thomas Butts ca SeptOct 1801
717
1802
718
To Thomas Butts 22 November 1802
720
To Mr Butts Jany 10 1803
723
To James Blake Jany 301803
725
To Mr Butts April 25 1803
728
To Thomas Butts July 6 1803
729
To Mr Butts August 16 1803
731
O why was I born with a different face
733
Blakes Memorandum August 1803
734
To William Hayley 19 September 1803
736
To William Hayley Esqre April 7 1804
746
To William Hayley Esqre 27 April 1804
747
To William Hayley 4 May 1804
748
To William Hayley 28 May 1804
749
To William Hayley Esqre 22 June 1804
752
To William Hayley Esqre 16 July 1804
753
To William Hayley 7 August 1804
754
To William Hayley Esqre 28 Septr 1804
755
To William Hayley 23 October 1804
756
To William Hayley Esqre 4 Deer 1804
757
To William Hayley 18 December 1804
758
To William Hayley Esqre 28 Deer 1804
759
To William Hayley Esqre 19 Jany 1805
761
To William Hayley 22 January 1805
762
To William Hayley Esqre 22 March 1805
763
To William Hayley 17 May 1805
765
To Mr Hayley 27 Novr 1805
766
To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine ca June 1806
768
To Richard Phillips Oct 14 1807
769
To Ozias Humphrey Esqre ca May 1809
770
To Dawson Turner Esqre 9 June 1818
771
To Thomas Butts? ca 1818
772
To John Linnell? Oct II 1819
773
To Mrs Linnell 11 October 1825
774
To John Linnell Esqre Feby I 1826
775
To Mrs Linnell Sunday ?5 February 1826
776
To John Linnell Esqre April 1826
777
To John Linnell Esqre 2 July 1826
778
1826
779
To Mr Linnell 29 July 1826
780
To Mrs Charles Aders 29 Deer 1826
781
To John Linnell Esqre ?February 1827
782
To Miss Maria Denman 14 March 1827
783
To Mr Linnell 25 April 1827
784
To Mr Linnell 3 July 1827
785
TEXTUAL NOTES BY DAVID V ERDMAN
786
COMMENTARY BY HAROLD BLOOM
894
INDEX OF TITLES AND FIRST LINES
973
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Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, William Blake (1757-1827) was a visionary English poet, painter, and printmaker. His wide-ranging influence can be seen in genres from theology and literature to popular music and graphic novels.

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