Criticisms to William Blake

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Shall I call him Artist or Genius-or Mystic-or Madman? Probably he is all."
Henry Crabb Robinson, 1825
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"Blake was the poet of eternity, but he was also the poet of the late eighteenth-century London."
Peter Ackroyd,1995
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"Blake is a great radical, dissenting one-nation poet."
Tom Paulin,2000
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"Blake was against anything anyone else thought."
Matthew Collings,2000
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"He lived through the rise of industrialisation, commercialisation and rationalism. He was against all three."
Matthew Collings,2000
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"He was an outcast, but he seems always to have made a particular effort to cast himself out."
Matthew Collings,2000
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Dla2lag

These statements from critics would provide a good start for a discussion group; use the statements to debate how well you think it describes the poet and his work and further research the ideas and theories of these critics.

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