WILLIAM BLAKE by James Daugherty


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This is a sensitive biography on three levels. It describes Blake, the metaphysical poet, Blake, the visionary artist, and Blake, the man. Although the author puts no credence in Blake's alleged insanity, he does portray him as an artist subject to extraordinary flights of imagination in which the unreal becomes real. James Daugherty, where it is possible, shows how Blake's particular imagination fed his work and gives specific examples. Written for readers who are at an age where they profitably could read The Songs of Innocence and Experience, this book should find a place in school libraries.

Publisher: Viking