William Blake

William Blake has long been regarded as something of an enigma, and his poetry, although much loved by young and old, seen as esoteric and mysterious. Chesterton goes right to the heart of the matter and addresses the question of whether Blake's genius was tainted by madness or whether his peculiar outlook on the world was the key to his success. With a detailed exposition of Blake's life, and by weaving explanations of his philosophy and religion into a discourse on his poetry, Chesterton has produced a sensitive biography.