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This generous selection from Blake's poems, prose, notebooks, marginalia, and letters is accompanied by many of Blake's illuminations for his own works, some in full color. The spelling and punctuation have been modified for greater intelligibility to modern readers. Almost all of Blake's published writings are here, as well as most of his best shorter poems that remained This generous selection from Blake's poems, prose, notebooks, marginalia, and letters is accompanied by many of Blake's illuminations for his own works, some in full color. The spelling and punctuation have been modified for greater intelligibility to modern readers. Almost all of Blake's published writings are here, as well as most of his best shorter poems that remained in manuscript at his death, and much of his most energetic prose. Of Blake's major epics, Milton is printed in full, in its longest version; Jerusalem is represented by selection amounting to one third of the complete poem, and The Four Zoas by briefer excerpts. All the other poetic works are presented complete.


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This generous selection from Blake's poems, prose, notebooks, marginalia, and letters is accompanied by many of Blake's illuminations for his own works, some in full color. The spelling and punctuation have been modified for greater intelligibility to modern readers. Almost all of Blake's published writings are here, as well as most of his best shorter poems that remained This generous selection from Blake's poems, prose, notebooks, marginalia, and letters is accompanied by many of Blake's illuminations for his own works, some in full color. The spelling and punctuation have been modified for greater intelligibility to modern readers. Almost all of Blake's published writings are here, as well as most of his best shorter poems that remained in manuscript at his death, and much of his most energetic prose. Of Blake's major epics, Milton is printed in full, in its longest version; Jerusalem is represented by selection amounting to one third of the complete poem, and The Four Zoas by briefer excerpts. All the other poetic works are presented complete.

30 review for Poetry and Designs: Authoritative Texts, Illuminations in Color and Monochrome, Related Prose, Criticism

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alok Mishra

    Well, there is something about Blake's poetry that can connect to every reader of his very easily. However, what I have been impressed with is the designs made by him and this edition by Norton - the authentic text as well as authentic designs. Norton editions often impress me!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lynda

    They called him mad,insane,and blasphemous. Like many geniuses, William Blake was long dead before he was appreciated. "Songs of Innocence" was the first work of his that I read. Over the years, I have read most of his works. There are some so rare, they are not available to the public. I really enjoyed this edition of his works and "designs". If you haven't read Blake's breathtaking poetry, please don't miss out on it. I think that you too will be drawn back over and over through the years.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Bielski

    I wrote some incredible papers on Blake in college.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Indispensable guide to one of the greatest and most misunderstood Romantic poets of all time. More here: [http://www.robertpeake.com/archives/1...] Indispensable guide to one of the greatest and most misunderstood Romantic poets of all time. More here: [http://www.robertpeake.com/archives/1...]

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kristopher

    I grossly underappreciated Blake's poetry before I slogged through all of it. He's easy to write off based on a superficial reading of his "Songs of Innocence and Experience." But it's the development of his thought and writing that is so astounding. Taken together, his life's work is an incredible testament to a highly individual mind writing at a time such individualism should have been wider appreciated. Blake is the great bridge between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Blake is the great u I grossly underappreciated Blake's poetry before I slogged through all of it. He's easy to write off based on a superficial reading of his "Songs of Innocence and Experience." But it's the development of his thought and writing that is so astounding. Taken together, his life's work is an incredible testament to a highly individual mind writing at a time such individualism should have been wider appreciated. Blake is the great bridge between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Blake is the great ur-Modernist.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Francis Berger

    I enjoyed this in university, but I enjoyed it even more now. Contrary to popular belief, age can make some things better.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Holden M. Rasmussen

    Singular.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Aurélie

    3.5

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tina Dalton

    William Blake received nominal recognition in his own lifetime, and when he did get attention it was often to call him a madman. Nowadays his work is widely regarded as genius, one of the most influential and talented of the Romantics, indeed of all British literature. I'd never read Blake before and didn't realize exactly what I was in for. I adored his "Songs of Innocence and Experience." Simply beautiful and so profound. I honestly struggled with most of the rest of what I read, particularly William Blake received nominal recognition in his own lifetime, and when he did get attention it was often to call him a madman. Nowadays his work is widely regarded as genius, one of the most influential and talented of the Romantics, indeed of all British literature. I'd never read Blake before and didn't realize exactly what I was in for. I adored his "Songs of Innocence and Experience." Simply beautiful and so profound. I honestly struggled with most of the rest of what I read, particularly "Milton". The edition I have includes many of his etchings and artwork, which in my opinion add a great deal to his writing. I may not have been able to absorb much of his theology, but I can see how profound it is/was and I'm glad I've learned more of this great man. An interesting side not: The His Dark Materials trilogy is heavily influenced by Blake's writings.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Juju

    This was a great text for this spring's course on Blake, containing most of his written work, helpful comments on the texts, a good selection of illustrations from his Illuminated books, and an interesting range of essays in the back, which often gave me a fresh perspective when I was feeling lost or overwhelmed. Overall, a really good way to study William Blake's written work, but especially insightful when read in conjunction with the actual Complete Illuminated Works edition.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    Blake himself is an unparalleled writer. This edition features all of his major poetry (except "Jerusalem" has only an excerpt), important essays he wrote, and letters to friends, as well as helpful annotations, introductions to each work, and a few insightful critical essays. If you want a good Blake experience for $20, check this out.

  12. 4 out of 5

    alan hughs

    The joy of this book was Blake's talent as a painter. Some of the plates, although I didn't care for the constant religious imagery, were quite beautiful. The epic/balled style prose at age 55 leaves me cold. I simply have no more use for the "romantic individual striving against all odds" ethos.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    Lived in this book for three months at OSU. Robert Frank, prof. Can't say Blake is or was one of my favorites, but this book and the prof made this madman very accessible. Still think he's a better mystic than a poet.

  14. 4 out of 5

    James

    I'm always revisiting this book so I might as well list it. Took it with me on our trip to England where we got to see some of his original drawings. Can't imagine not having this one within arms reach.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tina Romanelli

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Blake is brilliant. I'm totally enamored with his poetry and the criticism of that poetry.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jana Peden

    Not a fan. Tried really hard to buy into it, but I just couldn't.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Archer

    recommended by f.fathi, just your average coffeehouse book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    jordan

    Something to be achieved.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    One of my most favorite poets of all time!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lance Cotton

    William Blake is the most intriguing poet I have ever read voluntarily.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Madeline

    Always had a soft spot for Blake. His poetry is special, and my favourite especially is "The Age of Innocence". The first four lines are haunting but excellent.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Patton

    quirky ecstatic genius marginalia

  23. 4 out of 5

    Chris Kaeff

    Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

  25. 5 out of 5

    Wayne Truxton

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sacha

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

  28. 4 out of 5

    Georgescu Elena

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

  30. 4 out of 5

    Julie Keitges

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