John Higgs

More Blakean Twists and Turns

The Higgs book grows more and more fascinating with each page. I’m now up to Chapter Eight, and have journeyed through a host of issues, historical, scientific, political, and artistic. The author does a fine job of walking us through the relevant facts, setting up context, and bringing in other historical figures, past and present. […]

William Blake vs the World, by John Higgs

Just beginning this already intriguing biography of the visionary poet and artist, William Blake (1757-1827) . Higgs wastes little time moving from basic facts about Blake, to adding a unique angle to the story: he brings in neuroscience to help explain Blake’s spectacular visions. Unlike most artists and poets who depict the otherworldly, William Blake […]

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