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‘To Autumn’ by William Blake

When I think of Blake, I generally think of madness and intensity and gothic splendour. I tend to forget he also wrote poems of innocence and some really charming verses about the simple pleasures of nature.  Of course, one of … Continue reading

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Nobel prize for literature revisited, or, why I love Bob Dylan

Last September I wrote an unusually irritable post about the Nobel prize for literature.  Some of this was sour grapes (I don’t like feeling so poorly read when scanning lists of world-class writers).  Some of my complaints though, stemmed from genuine confusion; I … Continue reading

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