William Blake by William Blake audiobook

William Blake: The Epics

By William Blake
Read by Richard Mitchley

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William Blake was an unconventionalradical in his day, an early member of the Romantics and heavily influenced by EmanuelSwedenborg’s esoteric philosophy. His wild imagination, with its undercurrentsof mysticism, spiritualism, and philosophy, is apparent in two of Blake’s epicsincluded here, The Marriage of Heaven andHell and America, a Prophecy. Though he lived in povertyand died without much recognition, Blake’s vivid and intense work is stillrelevant in the modern day, inspiring artists as diverse as the Beatpoets, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Jim Morrison. His visionary poetry and artmade a significant contribution to Western thought, and he was canonized asGnostic Saint by the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in 1997.

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William Blake was an unconventionalradical in his day, an early member of the Romantics and heavily influenced by EmanuelSwedenborg’s esoteric philosophy. His wild imagination, with its undercurrentsof mysticism, spiritualism, and philosophy, is apparent in two of Blake’s epicsincluded here, The Marriage of Heaven andHell and America, a Prophecy.

Though he lived in povertyand died without much recognition, Blake’s vivid and intense work is stillrelevant in the modern day, inspiring artists as diverse as the Beatpoets, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Jim Morrison. His visionary poetry and artmade a significant contribution to Western thought, and he was canonized asGnostic Saint by the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in 1997.

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Author Bio: William Blake

Author Bio: William Blake

William Blake (1757–1827) was an English poet, artist, and printmaker. Although largely unrecognized during his lifetime, he is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. He is held in high regard by critics for his expressiveness and creativity and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. He produced a diverse and symbolically rich body of works that embraced the imagination as “the body of God” or “human existence itself.” Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the Church of England, he was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions, as well as by such thinkers as Emanuel Swedenborg.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English