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William Blake vs the World Reviews

William Blake vs the World by John Higgs

William Blake vs the World

John Higgs

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Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 1 Jun 2021
ISBN: 9781474614351

A wild and unexpected journey through culture, science, philosophy and religion to better understand the mercurial genius William Blake in the twenty-first century

4 stars out of 5

"John Higgs’s book lets in a glittering stream of revelatory light."

Higgs’s prose has a diamond-hard clarity. He knows how to make us relate. The modern-day equivalent of the 1780 anti-Catholic Gordon Riots would be a far-right anti-Muslim protest, he explains. Wordsworth and Coleridge are the McCartney and Lennon of Romanticism. Studying the brain to understand consciousness is like studying the insides of a television in a sports bar to understand what is happening in the cup final.

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