- (1757–1827), English artist and poet. Blake’s poems mark the beginning of romanticism and a rejection of the Age of Enlightenment. His watercolours and engravings, like his writings, were only fully appreciated after his death. Notable collections of poems: Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794).
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- He tends to open up to pantheism, even paganism; a Blakeian universe in a grain of sand vs. the promise of heaven to come.
- On this four-CD set, the poet's words pay tribute to 44 years of Blakeian imagery and Whitman-like vision.
- That science is a borderline, a limit, matches well the Blakeian thought that empirical knowledge is never able to ‘see’ the true nature of things.
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