Sunday, August 4, 2019
New book announced by John Higgs
From the latest email newsletter:
That's the cover - although a screen doesn't really do it justice because it's being printed with neon pantone ink on non-coated stock, making it a very lovely thing.
Much of how we understand Blake now is framed in the ideas of Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, Jim Morrison and the 1960s counterculture in general. We think of him in terms of anti-authoritarian individualism, sexual freedom, the New Age, and so on. Which is all very well, but the 1960s were a long time ago and we have learnt a lot since then. In this little book, I explain why I think that Blake is more relevant to the 2020s than he was to the 1960s.
It's a breezy 15,000 words, only £5.99 in paperback and £3.99 on Kindle, and pre-ordering is heroic.
This will be followed by a full length book called WILLIAM BLAKE VS THE WORLD in 2021.