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Blake's poetry and designs : illuminated works, other writings, criticism (edition 2008)
Blake's Poetry and Designs [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] by William Blake
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The Second Edition of this revered Norton Critical Edition is the most comprehensive introduction to Blake’s poetry and thought available.In addition to a broad selection of the poems, the volume includes over 100 images (16 in color), emphasizing the centrality of pictorial representations to Blake’s verse. Biographical context is provided through dozens of excerpts from Blake’s notebook, letters, marginalia, and other writings. “Criticism” offers twenty wide-ranging commentaries by writers from Blake’s contemporaries to present-day critics, among them Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Northrop Frye, Allen Ginsberg, Morris Eaves, Harold Bloom, Alicia Ostriker, John Mee, Saree Makdisi, and Julia Wright. A section on Textual Technicalities, a Chronology of Blake’s life and work, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles and First Lines are also included.
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"This thoroughly revised Second Edition of a perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Editions series, energized by recent scholarly discoveries and new links to the William Blake Archive (blakearchive.org) and other online resources, maintains its predecessor's emphasis on the visual and verbal artistry of Blake's self-published works in illuminated printing. The new edition features more than a hundred designs, sixteen in color; freshly annotated and re-edited complete texts of the illuminated books, now including the full text of Jerusalem; and a generous selection of Blake's other writings, inviting both novice and advanced readers to explore the amazing range of his achievement as a poet and thinker" "An expanded "Criticism" section presents twenty appraisals of Blake's work from his own time to the present. New to "Comments by Contemporaries" is Robert Hunt's devastating review of Blake's one-artist show in 1809, to which Blake responded with vitriolic epigrams and the creation of a major villain in Jerusalem." "Also included are an Introduction, a guide to Key Terms, a discussion of Textual Technicalities, a chronology of Blake's Life and Times, a Selected Bibliography, three maps, an Index of Sources, and an Index of Titles and First Lines."--BOOK JACKET.
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