Literary biography


    The Real Life of William Blake

    Tobias Churton

    Watkins 2015

    Hardback 398pp Illustrated

    9781780287508   Product Code: 23976

    William Blake is one of Britain's best-loved poets, yet for much of his career he was either ignored or ridiculed. Drawing on a large body of unpublished letters and diaries, alongside books and pamphlets, this biography charts his development as a writer, an artist and a visionary. It reveals Blake's inner and outer struggles in a well-depicted Georgian London, dispensing with the 'eccentric genius' cliche in favour of a serious examination of his radical theology.

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