Paulin On Blake

On the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Blake, Tom Paulin presents a series of spoken essays exploring the life and works of the great non-conformist English visionary, poet and artist.

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He considers Blake's Songs of Innocence.

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He considers Blake's Songs of Experience.

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He focuses on America and Blake's vision of the mysterious free nation that was developing across the Atlantic.

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He explores some of Blake's more complex writing in the unfinished epic Vala and confides his own frustration at not having yet grasped the strange and inscrutable mythological world of Blake's creation.