The news of the day as seen from the perspective of a pensionable domestic moggy called Fluffy.

Tuesday, December 03, 2002


The first in a very occasional series:

1. Radical Blake by Shirley Dent and Jason Whittaker.

Radical Blake - cover

Blake was a poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th- century. He joined for a time the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem in London and considered Newtonian science to be superstitious nonsense. Misunderstanding shadowed his career as a writer and artist and it was left to later generations to recognize his importance.

In the meantime, this book fell on my head while I was catching forty winks on the armchair in the bedroom. Ms. Dent and Mr. Whittaker might think about a book with less pointy corners in future.

And Tom Paulin is a twat.

(see the rest of the biography from the Literature Network and read the Palgrave puff about Radical Blake)