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William Blake



William Blake (1757–1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker known for the biblical, philosophical, and mystical undercurrents within his work. He privileged imagination over reason in the creation of both his poetry and images, asserting that ideal forms should be constructed not from observations of nature but from inner visions.

William Blake
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Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Classics of English poetry, alternately describing childhood states of innocence and their inevitable ensnarement in a corrupt and repressive world. Contains the full texts of all the poems in the original 1794 edition of both collections.

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William Blake, Radical Abolitionist

Blake’s works offer an alternative to the failures of the Enlightenment, which couldn’t muster a consistent argument for abolition.

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The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures

Robert Bly's ground-breaking anthology of spiritual poems, the result of over a decade of personal research, celebrates the ongoing role of the divine in literature.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWithout contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.

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Encounter With the Self: A Jungian Commentary on William Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job

A penetrating look at the Job story as a numinous, archetypal event, and as a paradigm for conflicts of duty that can lead to enhanced consciousness.

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The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry

From Stephen Mitchell comes an anthology of poetry chosen from the world's great religious and literary traditions—the perfect companion to Mitchell's bestselling translation of Tao Te Ching.

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English hymn Jerusalem by William Blake.

On BBC 1's Songs of Praise performed by British male choir group called "Blake" It's the unofficial 'national anthem' of England from the poem written by Sir William Blake, a poet.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageTo see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

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Poems

In this collection Patti Smith brings together her personal favorites of Blake's poems, including the complete Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, to give a singular picture of this unique genius, whom she calls in her moving introduction the spiritual ancestor of generations of poets-- A...

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William Blake

The man who is better-known as a poet than an artist

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