William Blake vs the World: Peeling back the layers of the man who reimagined England
John Higgs’s new book is a fascinating deep dive into the life and work of ‘far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced’
William Blake vs the World
By John Higgs
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €22.99
William Blake continues to fascinate and inspire nearly two centuries after his death. U2’s two most recent studio albums were entitled Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience after his work, while in the late 1960s the American composer David Axelrod also genuflected to the poet with a pair of records named after his most famous collection (which sold a paltry 30 ...