William Motherfropping Blake
Outside of reading the first verse of "Tyger, Tyger" as an example of an odd rhyme scheme in junior English, how the hell have I missed William Blake all my life? I knew his name and knew that he was an old eccentric English dude, but I HAD NO IDEA.
I will be obtaining all of the reproductions of his illuminated books that I can.
Last edited by tiohn; 10-16-2008 at 07:51 AM.
Yeah, Blake had a SERIOUSLY good drug dealer!
Cheated on his wife constantly too.
I would vote for him.
Originally Posted by Dirt
Also, please share a source. I am finding nothing that indicates this.
Last edited by tiohn; 10-16-2008 at 10:46 AM.
Ahhhhhhhh... I love William Blake. I came across him when reading Stedman's account of Surinam - his illustrations are so incredibly graphic and horrifying. I managed to see quite a few of his prints when I visited the Tate in London and then I bought all the postcards I could and framed them for my apartment. I tried digging through some of his poetry but I found it kinda incomprehensible.
But yeah, he's amazing. And crazy. Mostly amazing.
Mercury poisoning, actually, from making book plates.
Originally Posted by BennyProfane
See, Mom and Dad, I told you my English degree would come in handy!