William Blake
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Jacke takes a look at the astonishing life and works of William Blake (1757-1827), a poet, painter, engraver, illustrator, visionary, and one of the key figures of the Romantic Period. How did the boy who saw God's head in a window at age four become the man who wrote the most anthologized poem in English ("The Tyger") AND perhaps the most brilliant and innovative visual artist that England has ever produced? We discuss all that and more!

NOTE: Due to a host error, Blake's birth at one point is fast forwarded to the wrong century, erroneously placing him among 19th-century intellectuals such as Darwin. We regret the error, which is corrected in a subsequent episode.

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Music Credits:

"Magistar" and "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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