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Part II

Vol. 55 no. 3: Winter 2021–22

“Sick as a Rose”: William Blake in Leopoldo María Panero’s Poetry of Experience

  • Cristina Flores
20 December 2021
20 Dec. 2021


William Blake’s Songs of Experience found a powerful response in the Spanish author Leopoldo María Panero (1948–​2014). In his work, which is crowded with echoes of the Blakean images of the sick rose and the tiger, he offers a reinterpretation of some of Blake’s most popular motifs.