Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience
- Publication Date: November 26, 2019
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 4 3⁄8 x 6 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781849766333
- Page Count: 64
- Illustrations: 32 color illustrations
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
This stylish reissue of Blake’s timeless work is sumptuously packaged in burnt-orange casing with gold sprayed edges, which allude to the treasures within.
Songs of Innocence and of Experience is a rare and wonderful book, its seeming simplicity belying its visionary wisdom. Internationally recognised as a masterpiece of English literature, it also occupies a key position in the history of western art. This unique edition of the work allows Blake to communicate with his readers as he intended, reproducing Blake's own illumination and lettering from the finest existing example of the original work. In this way, readers can experience the mystery and beauty of Blake's poems as he first created them, discovering for themselves the intricate web of symbol and meaning that connects word and image. Each poem is accompanied by a literal transcription, and the volume is introduced by the renowned historian and critic, Richard Holmes. This beautiful edition of The Songs of Innocence and Experience will be essential for those familiar with Blake's work, but also offers an ideal way into his visionary world for those encountering Blake for the first time.
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About the author
Richard Holmes is an award-winning biographer from London.