The Poems and Prophecies - William Blake-Every Man's Library 1991 Borzoi hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Some light scuffs to front board but inside is clean and unmarked.  See images for the condition of this book. Beautiful illustrations!


Blurb: This is a selection of the poet's work, including all the great lyrics and the more important prophetic books. In Kathleen Raine's introduction of the poet and critic she expounds Blake's esoteric theory and shows how it helped to create a poetry which is unlike any other. The tigers that crouched in Blake's baleful spiritual forests, the roses and sunflowers whose mystical properties he rendered with such accurate music, the angels with whom he wrestled and who delivered prophetic books to him late at night, were literally more real to him than the London, where, in the period of the French Revolution, he lived out his life of poverty and indignant isolation. One of England's great lyric poets; one of Europe's great visionaries. Introduction by Kathleen Raine.