Blake / Peter Ackroyd.

"Born in 1757, the son of a London hosier, William Blake - poet, painter, and engraver - possessed one of the most original and fertile creative geniuses of his age. Yet his strange aloofness and claims of supernatural visions caused many in his own time and since to doubt his sanity, and much...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Knopf, 1996.
Edition:First American edition.
Subjects:
LEADER 04525cam a2200505 a 4500
001 b1221422
003 CaEvIII
008 960223s1996 nyum b a001 0beng d
005 20221223183556.2
010 |a  96075018  
019 |a 53433753  |a 964602281  |a 964611541  |a 1035392075 
020 |a 067940967X 
020 |a 9780679409670 
035 |a (OCoLC)34487577  |z (OCoLC)53433753  |z (OCoLC)964602281  |z (OCoLC)964611541  |z (OCoLC)1035392075 
035 |a (CaEvIII)b1221422 
040 |a MBMBN  |b eng  |c DLC  |d MBT  |d BAKER  |d BTCTA  |d YDXCP  |d OCLCG  |d NIALS  |d BTN  |d ZAD  |d TUU  |d OCLCF  |d OCLCO  |d OCLCQ  |d TAMSA  |d OCLCO  |d OCL  |d CSO  |d OCLCO  |d OCL  |d OCLCQ  |d OCLCO  |d OCLCQ  |d OCLCA  |d MYL  |d OCLCQ  |d OCLCO  |d XBE  |d BRL  |d XZ9  |d OCLCQ  |d OCLCO  |d QE2  |d CPS  |d OCLCQ  |d UtOrBLW 
042 |a lccopycat 
043 |a e-uk--- 
049 |a SCLL 
050 4 |a PR4146 .A23 1996 
090 |a PR4146  |b .A23 1996 
100 1 |a Ackroyd, Peter,  |d 1949-  |0 n 79058330  
245 1 0 |a Blake /  |c Peter Ackroyd. 
250 |a First American edition. 
264 1 |a New York :  |b Knopf,  |c 1996. 
264 2 |a New York :  |b Distributed by Random House 
300 |a 399 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 25 cm 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a unmediated  |b n  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a volume  |b nc  |2 rdacarrier 
340 |p illustration  |2 rdaill 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389) and index. 
505 0 |a O why was I born with a different face? -- The whole Bible is fill'd with imagination and visions -- All that we see is vision -- I devoted myself to engraving in my earliest youth -- Each identity is eternal -- A temple built by Albions children -- We do not want either Greek or Roman models -- My eyes are always upon thee -- The ocean of business -- And so he was quiet -- From Lambeth we began our foundations -- The crushing wheels -- Jerusalems inner court -- Eyes of fury -- Walking among the fires -- The Bible of hell -- Newtons sleep -- Go on and on -- Felphams vale -- Scofield the accuser -- Despair -- Organized and minutely articulated -- Arise with exultation -- I [was] am hid -- Not drawing, but inspiration -- The words fly about the room -- I will arise -- The imagination which liveth for ever. 
520 1 |a "Born in 1757, the son of a London hosier, William Blake - poet, painter, and engraver - possessed one of the most original and fertile creative geniuses of his age. Yet his strange aloofness and claims of supernatural visions caused many in his own time and since to doubt his sanity, and much of his astonishing poetry and visual art remains unfamiliar. Now, Peter Ackroyd gives us a biography of the enigmatic eighteenth-century master, clarifying at last the true nature of Blake's extraordinary life and art." "Ackroyd's narrative traces Blake's progression from his childhood in a Dissenting household, through his apprenticeship as an engraver and his studies at the newly formed Royal Academy Schools, to his full maturity, during which he produced his great masterpieces - Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Jerusalem, and Milton, to name only a few - works that were as neglected during his lifetime as they are celebrated today." "Re-creating time and place as only he can, Ackroyd locates Blake in the complex context of his external world - a cross section of eighteenth-century London inflamed by various forms of radicalism, mysticism, and sexual magic, squarely opposed to the age's prevailing faith in rationalism. But he also shows us the cockney visionary as the creator of his own lavish interior world, a universe filled with angels and spirits. It is in Blake's utterly unique art that these two worlds meet, as Ackroyd reveals in his dazzling interpretations of Blake's poetry and the many paintings and engravings beautifully reproduced in this volume."--Jacket. 
600 1 0 |a Blake, William,  |d 1757-1827.  |0 n 78095331  
650 0 |a Poets, English  |y 18th century  |v Biography.  |0 sh2008109439 
650 0 |a Poets, English  |y 19th century  |v Biography.  |0 sh2008108948 
650 0 |a Artists  |z Great Britain  |v Biography.  |0 sh2007100559 
776 0 8 |i Online version:  |a Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-  |t Blake.  |b 1st American ed.  |d New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996  |w (OCoLC)745695308 
907 |a .b1221422x  |b 960408  |c 200605 
913 |a - 
994 |a 92  |b SCL 
998 |a beat  |b 160413  |c m  |d a  |e -  |f eng  |g nyu  |h 0 
999 f f |i 602b6820-a997-11ea-8da7-1466fadbd8b9  |s 45020a16-d870-4957-ac58-92833607b95c 
852 |b 3 Hour Reserve - Library Service Desk  |h PR4146 .A23 1996  |0 95365812-a99d-11ea-b550-3a67fadbd8b9