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Gilchrist on Blake By Richard Holmes

Gilchrist on Blake by Richard Holmes

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LIVES THAT NEVER GROW OLD

Part of a radical new series - edited by Richard Holmes - that recovers the great classical tradition of English biography. Gilchrist's 'The Life of William Blake' is a biographical masterpiece, still thrilling to read and vividly alive.

Gilchrist on Blake Summary

Gilchrist on Blake: The Life of William Blake by Alexander Gilchrist by Richard Holmes

LIVES THAT NEVER GROW OLD

Part of a radical new series - edited by Richard Holmes - that recovers the great classical tradition of English biography. Gilchrist's 'The Life of William Blake' is a biographical masterpiece, still thrilling to read and vividly alive.

This was the first biography of William Blake ever written, at a time when the great visionary poet and painter was generally forgotten, ridiculed or dismissed as insane. Wonderfully vivid and outspoken (one chapter is entitled 'Mad or Not Mad'), it was based on revealing interviews with many of Blake's surviving friends.

Blake conversed with spirits, saw angels in trees, and sunbathed naked with his wife 'like Adam and Eve'. Gilchrist adds detailed descriptions of Blake's beliefs and working methods, an account of his trial for high treason and fascinating evocations of the places in London, Kent and Sussex where he lived. The book ultimately transformed and enhanced Blake's reputation.

About Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes is our greatest living biographer. His biography of Shelley won the Somerset Maugham Prize. 'Footsteps' (1985) revolutionised the way biography was thought about and written. The first part of his biography of Coleridge won the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Prize. 'Dr Johnson and Mr Savage' won the James Tait Black Prize. The concluding volume of his Coleridge biography won the Duff Cooper Prize and the William Heinemann award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy.

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GOR004328181
9780007111718
0007111711
Gilchrist on Blake: The Life of William Blake by Alexander Gilchrist by Richard Holmes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
20051017
320
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