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Two Williams

In separate discussions, scholars speak of William Shakespeare and William Blake. First, Maynard Mack reflects on the influence of Shakespeare on the English language, saying that the wide vocabulary he used drew upon many idioms, and that he wrote about everyday people. … Continue reading

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Poetry, Art, and Modern Memory: William Blake

How do we preserve our cultural inheritance? How do societies remember and transmit to succeeding generations the form and substance of literary and artistic traditions and innovations? According to Morris Eaves, the poetry and art of William Blake (1757-1827) demonstrate that culture … Continue reading

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