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William Blake

Poet, Artist (28-Nov-1757 — 12-Aug-1827)


Hazard Adams. Blake and Yeats: The Contrary Vision. Cornell University Press. 1955. 328pp.

John Beer. Blake's Humanism. Manchester University Press. 1968. 269pp.

Bernard Blackstone. English Blake. Cambridge University Press. 1949. 455pp.

Anthony Blunt. The Art of William Blake. Oxford University Press. 1959. 122pp. + 64 plates

Lorraine Clark. Blake, Kierkegaard, and the Spectre of Dialectic. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 238pp.

Samuel Foster Damon. William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols. New York: Houghton Mifflin. 1924. 487pp.

J. G. Davies. The Theology of William Blake. Clarendon Press. 1948. 167pp.

George Wingfield Digby. Symbol and Image in William Blake. Clarendon Press. 1957. 143pp.

David V. Erdman. Blake: Prophet Against Empire: A Poet's Interpretation of the History of His Own Times. Princeton University Press. 1954. 503pp.

Kevin Fischer. Converse in the Spirit: William Blake, Jacob Boehme, and the Creative Spirit. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2004. 258pp.

Northrop Frye. Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake. Princeton University Press. 1947. 462pp.

Alexander Gilchrist. Life of William Blake: Pictor Ignotus. London: Macmillan. 1863. (2 vols.) 389pp. + 268pp.

Kathleen Raine. Blake and Tradition. Princeton University Press. 1968. (2 vols.) 428pp. + 367pp. A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts.

Margaret Rudd. Divided Image: A Study of William Blake and W. B. Yeats. Routledge & K. Paul. 1953. 239pp.

Mark Schorer. William Blake: The Politics of Vision. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1946. 524pp.

E. P. Thompson. Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law. Cambridge University Press. 1993. 284pp.

Thomas A. Vogler. Preludes to Vision: The Epic Venture in Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, and Hart Crane. University of California Press. 1971. 222pp.

Mona Wilson. The Life of William Blake. London: Nonesuch Press. 1927. 397pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.162)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.29)

  9. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.38)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.113)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.56)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.57)

  13. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.65-68)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.52)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.64)

  16. Legends in Their Own Time (p.26)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.18)

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