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A must for all Blake fans,
By A Customer
This review is from: Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul (Oxford Paperbacks) (Paperback)
I was first introduced to Blake's art as an A'level art student and found his work to be beautiful and highly detailed. However at the time I did not fully appreciate the extent of Blake's tallent as I was somewhat unaware of his poetry. I bought this particular text on the advice of one of my tutors when studying degree English and I have to admit that he was correct when he stated that I would get more out of this beautifully illustrated copy than I would a standard copy of Blake's poems. The illustrations aid the readers understanding of the poems as well as show the works in their original forms. The illustrations lift the written word to greater heights and intensify the words of Blake. This is a must for any lover of Blake's work, and is also a fantastic introduction to both the poet and artist for those who know little if anything about William Blake.