William Blake by William Blake audiobook

William Blake: Selected Poems

By William Blake
Read by Frederick Davidson

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
1.98 Hours Unabridged
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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand  And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,  Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand  And Eternity in an hour.” —from “Auguries of Innocence” At the end of his life, William Blake gave up hope of being widely understood, but the twentieth century brought his work a new and intense interest and acclaim. A poet, artist, and mystic, Blake declared that “I must Create a System or be enslav’d by another Man’s.” And create he did. Included in this collection are well-known poems such as “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright” and “A Poison Tree,” longer poems such as “The Everlasting Gospel,” an assortment of epigrams and short satire, and Blake’s principal prose work, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.”

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Summary

Summary

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand 
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour.” —from “Auguries of Innocence”

At the end of his life, William Blake gave up hope of being widely understood, but the twentieth century brought his work a new and intense interest and acclaim. A poet, artist, and mystic, Blake declared that “I must Create a System or be enslav’d by another Man’s.” And create he did.

Included in this collection are well-known poems such as “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright” and “A Poison Tree,” longer poems such as “The Everlasting Gospel,” an assortment of epigrams and short satire, and Blake’s principal prose work, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Blake’s poetry is sexual grand opera of insta­bility, anguish, and resentment.” Camille Paglia, bestselling author of Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
“One of the most extraordinary persons of the age.” Charles Lamb
“[A] man of Genius.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“A glorious luminary…a man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors.” William Rossetti, nineteenth century scholar

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 1.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English