From the Collection: Blake and Science Fiction and Fantasy
William Blake has been a significant influence on a number of science fiction and fantasy authors. Here are a few titles from my collection.
From the Collection: Blake’s Progress – R. F. Nelson
Quite possibly one of the strangest books that I've ever
From the Collection: The Punisher – The Tyger
First of all, a quick confession. Frank Castle is probably
From the Collection: Spider-Man and Tigra
As I've been preparing for a talk in Manchester on
From the Collection: Martha Redbone Roots Project, The Garden of Love
While the internet and social media are abuzz with chatter
From the Collection: A Paradise of English Poetry and Lyra Sacra
These two anthologies, A Paradise of English Poetry and Lyra Sacra, were
From the Collection: Urizen, the Dark God
This is something very different from my last post, although
From the Collection: Joel Peter Witkin’s Songs of Innocence and Experience
Published in 2004 by the photography art publisher, 21st Century


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In interviews, Blake seems to come readily to Morrison's lips. He demonstrates a basic acquaintance with famous lines from Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
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Like Blake, I have lived in London all my life and therefore feel a deep affinity to some areas that are part of my own lived history.
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For some commentators, it is this engagement with Blake which leads Maud into her deep obsession, but in truth Maud doesn't really understand Blake at all.