Blake's Poetry and Designs

Author: William Blake
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393924985
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 628
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A collection of poems, prose, notebooks, marginalia, and letters by William Blake, accompanied by critical commentaries of selected works.

Blake's Poetry and Designs

Authoritative Texts, Illuminations in Color and Monochrome, Related Prose, Criticism
Author: William Blake
Publisher: New York : Norton
ISBN: 9780393090833
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 618
View: 311
The major poetic and prose works of Blake are accompanied by his illuminations and selected criticism.

William Blake's Poetry

Author: Jonathan Roberts
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826488609
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 124
View: 7909
This guide offers an introduction to reading Blake's poetry and includes sections on its contexts, language and style, critical reception and adaptation and influence.

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520256378
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 990
View: 9779
Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.

Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose

Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393924787
Category: Poetry
Page: 761
View: 9419
The most accessible edition of Wordsworth's poetry and prose, prepared to meet the needs of both students and scholars. This Norton Critical Edition presents a generous selection of William Wordworth's poetry (including the thirteen-book Prelude of 1805) and prose works along with supporting materials for in-depth study. Together, the Norton Critical Editions of Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose and The Prelude: 1799, 1805, 1850 are the essential texts for studying this author. Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose includes a large selection of texts chronologically arranged, thereby allowing readers to trace the author's evolving interests and ideas. An insightful general introduction and textual introduction precede the texts, each of which is fully annotated. Illustrative materials include maps, manuscript pages, and title pages. "Criticism" collects thirty responses to Wordsworth?s poetry and prose spanning three centuries by British and American authors. Contributors include Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Felicia Hemans, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lucy Newlyn, Stephen Gill, Neil Fraistat, Mary Jacobus, Nicholas Roe, M. H. Abrams, Anne K. Mellor, Michael O?Neill, and Geoffrey Hartman, among others. The volume also includes a Chronology, a Biographical Register, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles and First Lines of Poems.

The Cambridge Companion to William Blake

Author: Morris Eaves
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521786775
Category: Art
Page: 302
View: 8885
Collects essays, based on the works of William Blake, that reflect upon such recurrent themes as art, religion, and politics.

A Blake Dictionary

The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake
Author: S. Foster Damon
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611683416
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 600
View: 2219
William Blake, poet, artist, and mystic, created a vast multidimensional universe through his verse and art. Spun from a fabric of symbolism and populated by a host of complex characters, BlakeÕs comprehensive world has provided endless inspiration to subsequent generations. For the reader of Blake, background knowledge of his symbolism is a necessity. In this volume, first published in 1965, S. Foster Damon, father of modern Blake studies and a professor at Brown University until his death, has assembled all references to particular symbols or aspects of BlakeÕs work and life, so that readers can see the entire spectrum of BlakeÕs thought on a variety of topics.

Keats's Poetry and Prose

Authoritative Texts, Criticism
Author: John Keats
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393924916
Category: Poetry
Page: 673
View: 6075
This Norton Critical Edition seeks to return Keats—one of the most beloved poets of the English language—to his cultural moment by tracking his emergence as a public poet.


Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 399
View: 7419
Provides an incisive portrait of William Blake that reassesses the true nature of the life and art of the enigmatic poet, painter, and engraver and places Blake and his unique, mystical art within the context of eighteenth-century thought

The Norton Anthology of Poetry

Full Fifth Edition
Author: Ferguson, Margaret,Salter, Mary Jo
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393979202
Category: Poetry
Page: 2256
View: 536
The Fifth Edition retains the flexibility and breadth of selection that has defined this classic anthology, while improved and expanded editorial apparatus make it an even more useful teaching tool.

Eight Modern Plays

Authoritative Texts ... Backgrounds, and Criticism
Author: Anthony Francis Caputi
Publisher: New York : Norton
ISBN: 9780393960150
Category: Drama
Page: 611
View: 8595
This Norton Critical Edition presents some of the most important voices in modern drama and, through the inclusion of supporting materials, places each play in its proper intellectual, artistic, and historical context.

Delphi Complete Works of William Blake (Illustrated)

Author: William Blake
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1908909749
Category: Fiction
Page: 3491
View: 5997
The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This monumental volume presents for the first time ever the complete works of William Blake, featuring all of the poetry and the entire corpus of engravings and paintings, as well as the usual Delphi bonus material. (58MB Version 1) Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles * Beautifully illustrated with numerous images relating to Blake's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Famous poetry collections like SONGS OF INNOCENCE are fully illustrated with the text * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a special 'Plates' section with Blake's complete engravings, paintings and illustrations - spend hours exploring Blake's artistic genius in over 1,100 images! * Features two biographies - discover Blake's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Poetry and Prose Books POETICAL SKETCHES AN ISLAND IN THE MOON ALL RELIGIONS ARE ONE THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION TIRIEL SONGS OF INNOCENCE THE BOOK OF THEL THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL THE FRENCH REVOLUTION VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION AMERICA A PROPHECY EUROPE A PROPHECY THE FIRST BOOK OF URIZEN SONGS OF EXPERIENCE THE BOOK OF LOS THE SONG OF LOS THE BOOK OF AHANIA THE FOUR ZOAS MILTON A POEM JERUSALEM: THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION SONGS AND BALLADS FROM BLAKE'S NOTEBOOK (1793) SATIRIC VERSES AND EPIGRAMS FROM BLAKE'S NOTEBOOK UNCOLLECTED WORKS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plates CATALOGUE OF VISUAL WORKS The Biographies WILLIAM BLAKE by Irene Langridge WILLIAM BLAKE by Charles Gardner

Eternity's Sunrise

The Imaginative World of William Blake
Author: Leo Damrosch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300200676
Category: Artists
Page: 344
View: 5850
In this richly illustrated portrait, a prize-winning biographer surveys the entire sweep of William Blake s creative work while telling the story of his life "


Author: William Blake
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027236959
Category: Religion
Page: 79
View: 5473
The Gates of Paradise, were first published in a limited run in 1793, Blake later changed the title to For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, and added several more drawings as well as a preface and concluding verse, publishing this version in 1818. The seventeen emblematic drawings and their commentaries depict the life of man from birth to death: passage through the four elements (water, earth, wind and fire), hatching as a child from the "mundane shell," encountering women, reaching for the moon of love ("I want, I want"), falling into Time's Ocean. After several other episodes he finally arrives at the death's door with Job's words: "I have said to the Worm: Thou art my mother and my sister." There a female figure is "Weaving to Dreams the Sexual strife, And Weeping over the Web of Life." William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

Fearful Symmetry

A Study of William Blake
Author: Northrop Frye
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400847478
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 488
View: 6522
This brilliant outline of Blake's thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study. Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so-called "Prophecies," and a demonstration of Blake's insight that will amaze the modern reader. The first section of the book shows how Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expression in the complicated but consistent symbolism of his poetry. The second and third parts, after indicating the relation of Blake to English literature and the intellectual atmosphere of his own time, explain the meaning of Blake's poems and the significance of their characters.

Blake: The Complete Poems

Author: W.H. Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317644360
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 960
View: 8380
William Blake (1757 - 1827) is one of the great figures in literature, by turns poet, artist and visonary. Profoundly libertarian in outlook, Blake's engagement with the issues of his day is well known and this - along with his own idiosynratic concerns - flows through his poetry and art. Like Milton before him, the prodigality of his allusions and references is little short of astonishing. Consquently, his longer viosnary poems can challege the modern reader, who will find in this avowedly open edition all they might need to interpret the poetry. W. H. Stevenson's Blake is a masterpiece of scrupulous scholarship. It is, as the editor makes clear in his introduction, 'designed to be widely, and fluently, read' and this Third Edition incorporates many changes to further that aim. Many of the headnotes have been rewritten and the footnotes updated. The full texts of the early prose tracts, All Religions are One and There is no Natural Religion, are included for the first time. In many instances, Blake's capitalisation has been restored, better to convey the expressive individuality of his writing. In addition, a full colour plate section contains a representation of Blake's most significant paintings and designs. As the 250th anniversary of his birth approaches, Blake has perhaps more readers than ever before; Blake: The Complete Poems will stand those readers, new and old, in good stead for many years to come.

Byron's Poetry

Authoritative Texts, Letters and Journals, Criticism, Images of Byron
Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393091526
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 484
View: 790
It includes eighteen of his lyrics; Cantos One, Three, and excerpts from Canto Four of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; two verse romances, The Prisoner of Chillon and The Giaour, the latter newly receiving critical attention for its prophetically disjunctive structure; Manfred; The Vision of Judgment; and Don Juan, presented in long self-contained extracts--the First, Fifth, Ninth, and Sixteenth Cantos complete, with the close of the Second Canto. An unusually rich selection from Byron's letters and journals accompanies the poems.The critical essays offer an integrated view of Byron's achievement as well as analyses of its different facets. Published for the first time is Bergen Evans's general essay "Lord Byron's Pilgrimage"; other essays are by John D. Jump, Michael G. Cooke, Francis Berry, Robert F. Gleckner, James R. Thompson, Frank D. McConnell, Leslie A. Marchand, and E. D. Hirsch, Jr.A special section, "Images of Byron," presents 26 views of Byron as artist and as the epitome of the Romantic hero, ranging from the perspectives of his contemporaries to those of such modern writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and Albert Camus.A Chronology sets forth the main events of Byron's life, and a Selected Bibliography lists sources for further study.

John Donne's Poetry

Authoritive Texts, Criticism
Author: John Donne,Donald R. Dickson
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393926484
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 439
View: 9230
A Chronology, Selected Bibliography, Index of Titles, and Index of First Lines are also included."--BOOK JACKET.