Poems: Introduction by Patti Smith (Paperback)
  • Poems: Introduction by Patti Smith (Paperback)
zoom

Poems: Introduction by Patti Smith (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
£8.99
Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 01/11/2007
  • 5+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

'Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled' William Blake

Patti Smith introduces her favourite selection of Blake's poems, including the complete poems from Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

William Blake is one of Britain's most fascinating writers, who, as well as being a groundbreaking poet, is also well known as 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099511632
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A visionary genius... There are passages of brilliance everywhere... The wonder of Blake is that he had an imagination that brought together words and images - Independent

There was no doubt that this poor man was mad, but there is something in the madness of this man which interests me more than the sanity of Lord Byron - William Wordsworth

The movement of his [Blake's] early verse are like the gambollings of some very powerful animal, still in its fluffy-footed and tottering babyhood - Samuel Butler Yeats

[Blake] always insists on the importance of the pure, clean line that evokes and creates the figure on the background of the uncreated void - James Joyce

Blake is a great liberating imaginative force - Tom Paulin

You may also be interested in...

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Added to basket
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Added to basket
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket
The Prophet
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket
Selected Poems: Keats
Added to basket
The Iliad
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Waste Land and Other Poems
Added to basket
Collected Poems
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Selected Poems
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Inferno: The Divine Comedy I
Added to basket
Selected Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: