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William Blake (1757 – 1827)

Nationality: BritishPeriods: British: 19th Century

One of the Romantic poets; wrote “Songs of Innocence” and “Songs of Experience.” Reportedly died singing.

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Collected Poems of William Blake

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell


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Criticism about William Blake

This lengthy analysis of the author’s life and work includes sections on “Early Career “, “Poetical Sketches”, “Beginnings of Mysticism; Songs of Innocence and Thel”, “Songs of Experience”, “His mystical Christianity “, and “Blake and the Romantic Revival.”
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: J. P. R. Wallis
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XI: English, The Period of the French Revolution
T.S. Eliot on William Blake
The text of T.S. Eliot’s essay on William Blake from Eliot’s “The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism.” From Project Bartleby.
Contains: Criticism
Author: T. S. Eliot
Keywords: poets
The William Blake Archive: General and Subject Bibliographies
General and subject bibliographies of printed works about Blake, including critical material and editions of Blake’s writing.
Contains: Bibliography
Author: M. Eaves, R. Essick, J. Viscomi
From: The William Blake Archive

Biographical sites about William Blake

William Blake
Provides a brief biographical sketch of the poet, and the full text of several poems.
Contains: Sketch, Pictures, Bibliography, Webliography
Author: Academy of American Poets

Other sites about William Blake

The William Blake Archive
“A free site on the World Wide Web since 1996, the Blake Archive was conceived as an international public resource that would provide unified access to major works of visual and literary art that are highly disparate, widely dispersed, and more and more often severely restricted as a result of their value, rarity, and extreme fragility.” A searchable site containing most of Blakes works. Includes images, texts, and a bibliography of reference works.
Contains: Pictures, Works List, Works Available, Bibliography
Author: M. Eaves, R. Essick, J. Viscomi
The William Blake Page
This site is devoted to the art works of the the great English Romantic poet, painter, engraver and printer: William Blake. Contains the complete text and color plates of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, the first half Songs of Innocence, and the second half of the Songs of Experience. The images are scanned and can be slow to load.
Contains: mailto:urizen@aa.net, Pictures, Sketch
Author: Richard Record
Keywords: “The Tyger,” “Songs of Experience,” “Songs of Innocence”

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013