"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. In this collection Patti Smith has collected together her personal selection of Blake s poems, including the complete poems from the famous Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, to give a singular picture of this unique genius."
Publication Date: 01-Nov-2007
Publisher: Penguin Random House