Among the most influential works on Blake have been an essay by poet (1920) and the books of (Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake, 1947), David V. Erdman (Blake: Prophet Against Empire: A Poet’s Interpretation of the History of His Own Times, 1954), and Joseph Viscomi (Blake and the Idea of the Book, 1993). Blake’s appeal is now worldwide, and it is not just his poetry that has attracted international attention. There have been major exhibitions of Blake’s art in London (1927); Philadelphia (1939); London, Paris, Antwerp (Belg.), and Zürich (1947); Hamburg (1975); London (1978); New Haven (Conn., U.S.) and Toronto (1982–83); Tokyo (1990); Barcelona and Madrid (1996); and London and (2000–01). Blake has come to be regarded as a major poet, as one of the most fascinating British artists, as an original thinker, and as a of endless fascination.
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