I’m sorry to have missed the delicious irony that Black Friday was the anniversary of Blake’s birth. I can’t think of anyone who would have been more dismayed by that stuff.
There is a new exhibition of Blake’s work opening (Oxford) and yesterday’s Guardian carried a quite wonderful article about Blake and the nature of vision and creativity by the poet Philip Pullman. It’s not the sort of thing I mention normally on the Blog but it’s sufficiently wonderful to recommend. It’s on-line at