Archive for the William Blake category

Patalogic in the Garden of Sidamo

Patalogic in the Garden of Sidamo By Ralph Dumain And the desart wild Become a garden mild. —William Blake, ‘The Little Girl Lost’, Songs of Experience Drinking coffee in a garden, sitting under a bright red sun umbrella affixed to a table, reading René Daumal’s Pataphysical Essays. This little paperback, published just last year, is […]

Boris Karloff recites William Blake

Written February 24, 2011 at 6:41 am Thanks to media technology, I am now able to revisit television series I watched a half century ago when I was too young to know anything. Case in point, THRILLER with host Boris Karloff. Karloff introduces The Terror in Teakwood (16 May 1961) with especially menacing melodrama. He starts off […]

Jerome McGann on Blake, Adorno, Poetry & Knowledge

Written May 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm McGann, Jerome J. Towards a Literature of Knowledge. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. Several years ago I collected a number of books by Jerome McGann, beginning with The Romantic Ideology. I put his Towards a Literature of Knowledge on my want list, but my attention turned elsewhere. I finally got hold […]