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Blake's Poetry and Designs: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

Blake's Poetry and Designs: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

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The Second Edition of this revered Norton Critical Edition is the most comprehensive introduction to Blake’s poetry and thought available.

In addition to a broad selection of the poems, the volume includes over 100 images (16 in color), emphasizing the centrality of pictorial representations to Blake’s verse. Biographical context is provided through dozens of excerpts from Blake’s notebook, letters, marginalia, and other writings. “Criticism” offers twenty wide-ranging commentaries by writers from Blake’s contemporaries to present-day critics, among them Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Northrop Frye, Allen Ginsberg, Morris Eaves, Harold Bloom, Alicia Ostriker, John Mee, Saree Makdisi, and Julia Wright. A section on Textual Technicalities, a Chronology of Blake’s life and work, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles and First Lines are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393924985
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/19/2006
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 790,931
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John E. Grant is Professor Emeritus of English, University of Iowa. He previously taught at the University of Connecticut. His publications include Discussions of William Blake and Blake’s Visionary Forms Dramatic.

Mary Lynn Johnson is Special Assistant Emerita, President's Office, University of Iowa. She is the co-author of Blake's ’Four Zoas’: The Design of the Dream.

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