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Poems

Author: William Blake; Patti Smith
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016. ©2007
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First Vintage Classics editionView all editions and formats
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"William Blake is one of England's most fascinating writers; he was not only a groundbreaking poet, but also a painter, engraver, radical, and mystic. Although Blake was dismissed as an eccentric by his contemporaries, his powerful and richly symbolic poetry has been a fertile source of inspiration to the many writers and artists who have followed in his footsteps. In this collection Patti Smith brings togetherher
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Blake; Patti Smith
ISBN: 9781101973141 1101973145
OCLC Number: 945482994
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 172 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: William Blake ; selected and introduced by Patti Smith.

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"William Blake is one of England's most fascinating writers; he was not only a groundbreaking poet, but also a painter, engraver, radical, and mystic. Although Blake was dismissed as an eccentric by his contemporaries, his powerful and richly symbolic poetry has been a fertile source of inspiration to the many writers and artists who have followed in his footsteps. In this collection Patti Smith brings togetherher personal favorites of Blake's poems, including the complete Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, to give a singular picture of this unique genius, whom she calls in her moving introduction "the spiritual ancestor" of generations of poets"--

"A selection of William Blake's poems by writer, artist, and singer Patti Smith, with an introduction by her"--

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