eBook Blake epub

by Ian Whitcomb,Peter Ackroyd

eBook Blake epub
  • ISBN: 0736635939
  • Author: Ian Whitcomb,Peter Ackroyd
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.; Unabridged edition (March 3, 1997)
  • ePUB size: 1732 kb
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What makes Ackroyd so exceptional among biographers is the range and beauty of his knowledge.

What makes Ackroyd so exceptional among biographers is the range and beauty of his knowledge. has all the hypnotic power and psychological intensity of a dream-fiction" (Daily Telegraph). will send many readers back to the poems enriched" (John Carey Sunday Times).

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 Experience," "Jerusalem," and "Milton," to name only a few - works that were as neglected.

As narrator of Peter Ackroyd's work on the tumultuous life and times of William Blake, Ian . Yet when Whitcomb quotes Blake's conversations and, particularly his poems, listeners will find them scarcely distinguishable from the narration

As narrator of Peter Ackroyd's work on the tumultuous life and times of William Blake, Ian Whitcomb reads in a slow, clear, nonintrusive style. At the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth, London is a hotbed of radical politics and religious sectarianism. Yet when Whitcomb quotes Blake's conversations and, particularly his poems, listeners will find them scarcely distinguishable from the narration. One longs for such passionate discourses and rousing lines to be given contrasting dramatic inflection and pizzazz, not simply read. Book pak, Books on Tape, 1997.

A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detection. Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely near-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, "the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian novelists," from his childhood as the son of a well-known artist to his struggling beginnings as a writer, his years of fame and his lifelong friendship with the other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens.

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Ackroyd has always maintained that the fiction emerges from the historical . One way or another, Peter Ackroyd has made his mark on his books.

But his efforts as a novelist began to be overshadowed in the Nineties by his monumental endeavours as a biographer, not least in terms in sales. His friends, however, remain divided over where his true talent rests. There followed similarly epic takes on William Blake, along with Dickens, one of the artists he describes as a London visionary, and Thomas More. And, most extraordinarily of all, a biography of London. He can leave it to history to decide if his books make a mark on the world of time.

What makes Ackroyd so exceptional among biographers is the range and beauty of his knowledge

What makes Ackroyd so exceptional among biographers is the range and beauty of his knowledge . will surely stand as a classic of the genre" Harpers & Queen . Peter Ackroyd.

by. Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Blake, William,, 1757-1827, Poets, English, Poets, English, Artists. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House. Uploaded by SeanFagan on February 8, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, William Blake, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot, Charles Chaplin and Sir Thomas More, he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards.

Comments: (7)
Cordann
I purchased this book because I was curious about the man, William Blake. This is a very slow read. The book contains many pages of art renditions, which are interesting. Also, it is somewhat a window into daily life in 18th century London. However, there is a lot of repetition, a lot of guessing. It appears information on Blake is sketchy at best.
Simple fellow
Peter Ackroyd is an excellent biographer-historian. He writes like a novelist. Reading him is easy and enjoyable, and you get the full story of the man and his work.
PS. Anyone who watched or read Hilary Man-Tel WOLF HALL would be wise to read Ackroyd's biography of Sir Thomas More.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Peter Ackyroyd has written some excellent biographies (Dickens, T.S. Eliot, e.g.) and some good novels, but this book misses the mark. It's a little hard to say why.

I think Blake needs someone who's more sympathetic to his mystical vision to be done justice. Ackroyd explains but he doesn't sympathize, as I read him, and I think this is fatal to a full understanding of the man and the poet.

Look elsewhere for the spirit of Blake is my advice.
Kanrad
very good information
Netlandinhabitant
A penetrating assesment of a unique artist and poet.
Shakataxe
William Blake is a very complex and infuriating character. I was first introduced to him by the rock group the Doors with their song "End of the Night" and loved "Jerusalem" a poem put to music by Sir Hubert Parry.
I've always been intrigued by William Blakes poem the "Auguries of Innocence" but also infuriated by the banal and clumsy lines in it. I love the following lines:
"Every day and every morn a child is born, some are born to sweet delight, some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night."
This book helps to explain the meaning of some of Blakes poems and the context of his spiritual beliefs, influenced by Emanuel Swedenborg. I like history so enjoyed the historical detail.
This book would not be acceptable as the basis of an essay on literary criticism of Blake at University level.I'ts very enjoyable to read.
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Its the kind of book you have to set aside a time when you want a reading challenge.
blake is a difficult subject to research...good to find economical sources...this fulfilled my set...this is the biography i really needed...bye
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