In his foreword to William Blake, Daugherty not only introduces his subject, placing him in historical and geographic context, but also emphasizes the immense power of the human imagination, both as a source of artistic inspiration and as an essential ingredient in any fully realized life. Daugherty declares that, in the twentieth century, a time when it "seems we are getting nowhere faster than ever before," readers should take the time to look at remarkable pictures and read great poetry. Daugherty points out that Blake received little recognition in his lifetime and was...
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