William Blake: Selected Poetry

Edited by Michael Mason

Dimensions:  193x127mm
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Editor: Michael Mason
Publisher: Oxford World's Classics
Language: English
Place of publication: Oxford
Date of publication:

William Blake: Selected Poetry
(ISBN: 978-019-953753-2)



In probably the most famous example of Swedenborg’s influence, William Blake was reading the Swedish philosopher during his most prolific period of writing in the 1790s. Though critical understanding of Blake’s attitude to Swedenborg often points to a fractious, vacillating relationship, there is no doubt that Swedenborg’s visionary works left their mark on Blake’s own visionary and prophetic verse.

For more on the connections between Blake and Swedenborg, click on the ‘Influences’ page in the ‘Emanuel Swedenborg’ section above.