Posts tagged with ‘William Blake’

Did he who made the lamb make thee?

Today is William Blake’s 250th birthday. Happy birthday, William. The Chimney-Sweeper A little black thing among the snow, Crying ‘weep, weep’ in notes of woe! ‘Where are thy father and mother? Say!’ ‘They are both gone up to the church to pray. ‘Because I was happy upon the heath, And smiled among the winter’s snow, […]

‘Gothic Nightmares’ at the Tate

I went to Tate Britain at the weekend to see Gothic Nightmares – Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination (which finished yesterday). It was mainly an exhibition of Henry Fuseli, with a few pictures by his imitators and contemporaries, including William Blake. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a large exhibition devoted to such […]

Blake and Silliman

Silliman’s ‘School of Quietude’ idea is annoying in so many ways, but as an English, I find it particularly tiresome that he blames anglophilia for the quietudinosity. Today Ron is marking the 150th anniversary of Whitman self-publishing Leaves of Grass. Go and read what he has to say, then come back and read the rest […]