Now here's a gem of a poetic genius who didn't just excel in the art of literature. William Blake
, British poet of the 17th and 18th century, was a poet
, and visionary mystic
who both illustrated and printed his own books. "Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th- century." Hardly acknowledged by his fellow people, Blake was misunderstood and therefore left for future generations to be understand and appreciated, which is why he is, now anyway, an icon of conceptual literature.
I wonder what kind of mind you must have to delve into things not even touched by those of your time, to understand things so deeply and to express them so poetically and through so many different forms. William Blake clearly deserves the title of a genius. One of my favorite PEOPLE
of all times.
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Anyone else interested in Blake or his work?