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An Analysis of William Blakes Early Writings and Designs to 1790, Including Songs of Innocence Kenneth Edward Smith

An Analysis of William Blakes Early Writings and Designs to 1790, Including Songs of Innocence

Kenneth Edward Smith

Published February 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780773479227
Hardcover
296 pages
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Treats Blakes Songs of Innocence as a culmination of his work during the 1780s rather than as a prologue to the work of the 1790s, in order to see Blakes creativity in the 1780s as it really was. Stresses those signs of an rodependent, democraticMoreTreats Blakes Songs of Innocence as a culmination of his work during the 1780s rather than as a prologue to the work of the 1790s, in order to see Blakes creativity in the 1780s as it really was. Stresses those signs of an rodependent, democratic outlook in Blakes work during the 1770s and early 1780s, and delves into how the variety of influences on Blake came to be fused in a work of such apparent purity and simplicity. Also takes up the question of why some of the Songs of Innocence were later transferred to Songs of Experience. Smith is senior lecturer in literature at the University of Bradford.