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by William Blake

  • Author: William Blake
  • ISBN: 0146000935
  • ISBN13: 978-0146000935
  • ePub: 1687 kb | FB2: 1445 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Poetry
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (September 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 64
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 205
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Songs of Innocence and Experience ePub download

Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases

Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases. A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789; five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of Innocence and of Experience Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul.

Librivox recording of Songs of Innocence and Experience, by William Blake. Blake also believed that children lost their innocence through exploitation and from a religious community which put dogma before mercy. He did not, however, believe that children should be kept from becoming experienced entirely. In truth, he believed that children should indeed become experienced but through their own discoveries, which is reflected in a number of these poems.

William Blake, one of the most well-known authors of the Romantic era, published this short collection of poems or songs in the late 1700s. A couple of notes on bonus material: When this book was originally published, each poem was handwritten by Blake on a separate page with an original painting that he did to go with that poem.

In his Illuminated Books, William Blake combined text and imagery on a single page in a way that had not been .

In his Illuminated Books, William Blake combined text and imagery on a single page in a way that had not been done since the Middle Ages. For Blake, religion and politics, intellect and emotion, mind and body were both unified and in conflict with each ot. The Complete Poems. by William Blake · Alicia Suskin Ostriker. One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary

Read highlights from the Songs of Innocence and of Experience in their original illustrated form, and look learn more through summaries and analyses of each poem.

William Blake at Tate Britain. Read highlights from the Songs of Innocence and of Experience in their original illustrated form, and look learn more through summaries and analyses of each poem. Songs of Innocence: Holy Thursday.

Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake Hence why I pulled my weathered copy of the illustrated version of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence an. .

Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake. I don’t completely understand why some people choose to take the classics, respect them for what they are on the shelf, and then shove them into a box in the back of the closet. I understand that some may feel the classics are a little over analyzed, but the more you read them, the more you comprehend them and the more you understand how very important they are in the grand scheme of the literary world.

london: r. brimley johnson. guildford: a. c. curtis. p. 2‘Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read. Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: ‘Pipe a song about a Lamb!’ So I piped with merry cheer. So he vanished from my sight; And I plucked a hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear.

William Blake, ‘The Nurse’s Song’, from Songs of Innocence. William Blake (1757–1827) was born to a religious family in a religious age in London. He is one of just three principally 18th century writers to make my list, and he’s by far the most idiosyncratic of authors we’ve covered thus far.

Blake: Songs of Innocence & Experience. ‘Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read. Blake: Songs of Innocence & Experience. Songs of innocence . ’ So he vanish’d from my sight; And I pluck’d a hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And I stain’d the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear. 1-. How sweet is the Shepherd’s sweet lot!

Superb full-color facsimiles of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, based on Blake's hand-written, hand-colored originals. 57 full-color plates.
The Sphinx of Driz
Other Amazon users may be familiar with the Amazon.com practice of posting the Editorial reviews from a SIMILAR product and adding marginal and easy-to-overlook footnotes stating that the posted reviews actually refer to an "alternate paperback edition." I was not aware of the practice before purchasing this book, but aside from that there is no twin footnote floating around the Customer Reviews section below the Editorials to tell you that the reviews provided are from a different book as well, nor can you see what book is ACTUALLY being reviewed unless you leave the book's page and go to See All. Most of the reviews are for this book:

Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul, 1789-1794 (Worlds Classics) [Paperback] William Blake (Author, Illustrator), Sir Geoffrey Keynes (Introduction) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0192810898/ref=dp_proddesc_2?ie=UTF8&n=283155

Why post reviews of a book that the reviews are not for, on its own page? That is not only confusing, but misleading. The book I bought and received is the one with a portrait of Blake on the cover, and its ISBN is 97816119492998--which is not the ISBN posted in Amazon.com's Product Details section, as of June 1, 2012. Amazon lists it as xxxxxxxxxx2997.

There are NO illustrations in this edition. In fact, there isn't any publisher information beyond "Printed in the USA" on the bottom of the first page after the cover. I have not read this book, and am not familiar enough with Blake's work to be able to determine off the cuff if there are any errors or typos. I am assuming that if you only want the poetry of Songs of Innocence and Experience, than it is probably fine--and yes, most likely free of errors/typos. But this book is not an Oxford or any other dependably high-quality published edition. Most importantly, it is not the book that other customers reviewed, it is not a very high-quality or compelling edition in general, and it has no illustration plates. Do not buy this edition if you are a bibliophile looking for a beautiful and collectible book and/or you really want to experience the work of William Blake as it is meant to be experienced--that is, with his illustrations.
Hurus
Beware! If you order this, you're ordering the Filiquarian edition, which is poorly printed, oddly laid out, and contains typos. It has NO illustrations. Amazon is mixing in a lot of reviews of other editions---which is either sloppy or dishonest.
Pringles
Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake

I don’t completely understand why some people choose to take the classics, respect them for what they are on the shelf, and then shove them into a box in the back of the closet. I understand that some may feel the classics are a little over analyzed, but the more you read them, the more you comprehend them and the more you understand how very important they are in the grand scheme of the literary world.

Hence why I pulled my weathered copy of the illustrated version of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience from the shelf and attempted to decipher it for the ump-tenth time. Essentially, the book is a two-part collection of William Blake’s poems. The first section of poems contains sweet, childish poems written from the perspectives of either children, or adults speaking to children. Common repetitive elements include those of lambs, cherubs, and other sweet items, such as flowers, birds, or other small creatures. Totally contrary to the first sections, the experience section makes the innocence sections look like Justin Bieber in comparison to Marilyn Manson. Think sex, death, anger, murder, and betrayal. In short, Blake revolutionized the approachable concepts of poetry. His experience section is essentially a summary of the life and styles we find totally acceptable today. However, for it’s time, this was completely disgusting and unexplainable.

Part of the glory of this book comes from the way in which you read it. If you read it with the mindset of someone in the twenty-first century, this is nothing special and Fifty Shades of Gray did the whole screwed up relationships thing much better. However, if you approach this collection of work with the mindset of a nobleman or a noblewoman from the eighteenth or nineteenth century, everything becomes just that much more interesting.

Critique-wise, in my particular copy, the Oxford edition, the publishers printed the illustrations side-by side with the poems printed on the back. However, this makes for inconvenient and confusing reading when the poems are split as the illustrations originally were. Perhaps the publishers should have printed an illustration with a translation directly next to the poem, since the images are essential in the reading and comprehension process.

I highly recommend this book for art lovers, poetry fanatics, or those who love to explore the scandal of centuries gone past.
RED
Mystic, visionary, artist, genius, craftsman, poet, social reformer, humanitarian -- all of these words and more have been used but do not adequately describe William Blake.

"Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul" is widely acknowledged as Blake's masterpiece and, for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see, the insights expressed in it are as moving and valuable now as they were when Blake first expressed them in 1789-94.

Blake was as accomplished a craftsman as he was an artist and a poet. He was perhaps the first artist to express himself in the form of "multimedia". The media, in this case, being "Illuminated books". Blake invented a process where he could etch both poetry (text) and design on copper-plates and also formulated his own colors. What makes this particular edition special is that it contains Blake's original color etchings.

Since I own the basic Kindle and wanted to view the colored illustrations, I downloaded this book to my PC, all 952 pages of it! I suggest that you do the same. The poetry is magnificent! The illustrations are amazing! Great gift, especially to accompany a Kindle Fire. (No, I do not work for Amazon!) You can't go wrong at $2.99!
Maveri
Loving it. Having two categories with corresponding poems is such a treat. We should all be writing our own songs of innocence to be later revisited with experience. Love that William Blake.
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