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A Week in Literary History

November 28th, 2002

In 1757, English artist and poet William Blake (Songs of Innocence, 1789) is born in London.

William Blake, b. November 28, 1757, d. 1827

blakeetching.pngAlmost all of his contemporaries thought Blake crazy, not just for his revolutionary political views and disdain for the Church of England, but for the singularity of his verse. Not since the madman Christopher Smart had anyone written in a more distinctive style. A brilliant graphic artist as well, Blake has become a champion of visionaries everywhere.

Suggested Reading Illuminated books Songs of Innocence and Experience, 1789. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-93. Continental Prophecies, 1793-95. Jerusalem, 1804-20.

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