Volume 1 · Issue 3

December 15, 1967

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Blake Newsletter
                    Number 3
                    December 15, 1967
                    Damoniana
                    This issue of the BLAKE NEWSLETTER is dedicated to Professor S. Foster
                    Damon, whom we delight to honor in anticipation of his seventy-fifth
                    birthday.
                    A more substantial and permanent tribute to Professor Damon is being pre-
                    pared by Professor Alvin Rosenfeld of Brown University.  It is an anthology
                    of original essays on Blake to be published as a Festschrift
entitled
                    William Blake: Essays 
For S. Foster Damon.  It will include some
two dozen
                    essays on Blake’s poetry and painting, written for the occasion by many of
                    the world’s leading Blake scholars; an introductory essay on S. Foster Damon
                    by Malcolm Cowley; and, as an appendix, a full bibliography of Professor
                    Damon’s writings.  It will also include numerous plates of Blake’s designs.
                    A further announcement about the Festschrift, including details about
its
                    contents and date of publication, will appear in the next NEWSLETTER.
                    A celebration of Professor Damon’s birthday will take place at Brown on
                    February 22-23.  The festivities will include a reading of his poetry, a
                    performance of scenes from his prize-winning play Witch 
of Dogtown,
                    and possibly a small concert of his music.  An informal seminar will be
                    conducted by Professors Harold Bloom and Geoffrey Hartman, and an exhibit
                    of Blake items and Damoniana will be shown at Brown’s Rockefeller Library
                    (Feb. 15 - March 15).  All these programs have been arranged by Alvin
                    Rosenfeld.
                    It’s difficult to find words adequate to someone who is at the same
                    time a great pioneer and an energetic contemporary.  May Foster Damon’s
                    wisdom, enthusiasm, wit and versatility long continue to astonish us!
                    The BLAKE NEWSLETTER is edited by Morton D. Paley, Department of English,
                    University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720.  Subscription price: two
                    dollars for one volume (four issues).  Please make checks payable to Morton
                    D. Paley.  Contributions of material are welcomed.  They should be typed,
                    double-spaced, on a separate manuscript (no matter how short), rather than
                    included in the body of a letter.

Contents[e]

Damoniana
Honoring Professor S. Foster Damon
How I Discovered Blake
S. Foster Damon
“A Lot He Knew”
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Sermon by Mr. Blake (poem)
Laurence Goldstein
News
1. English Institute Program
2. Blake at Princeton
Morton D. Paley
3. Publications Received
4. Miscellaneous
Notes
1. The Crested Cock
Kathleen Raine
2. The Meaning of Los
E. J. Rose
3. Errata Emendata: Second Printing: Erdman-Bloom Poetry & Prose of William Blake
David V. Erdman
4. Two Problems in The Four Zoas
W. H. Stevenson
5. Europe iii: 18
Morton D. Paley
Discussion
“With intellectual spears, & long winged arrows of thought.”
Recognizing Mother
Thomas E. Connolly and George R. Levine
Query
“The Lute Player”
Martin Butlin

The BLAKE NEWSLETTER is edited by Morton D. Paley, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720. Subscription price: two dollars for one volume (four issues). Please make checks payable to Morton D. Paley. Contributions of material are welcomed. They should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate manuscript (no matter how short), rather than included in the body of a letter.

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Regarding the copyright announcement on p. 18. It was suggested to us that we copyright the NEWSLETTER in order to protect ourselves and our contributors from the possibility of its being reprinted without our permission at some future time. Reprint companies seem to have become active even in rather remote fields of scholarship, and it does seem to me that if the NEWSLETTER ever should be reprinted, it should realize some of the benefits. (It would be nice to have an occasional photographic reproduction, for example. I promise not to abscond to Golgonooza with the profits.) Writers of articles are of course free to use their material elsewhere.

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The fourth issue of the NEWSLETTER is scheduled for publication on March 15. Copy should be received by March 7 in order to be considered.

The contents of the BLAKE NEWSLETTER are copyright 1968 by Morton D. Paley and may not be reproduced without permission, except for brief excerpts quoted in reviews or articles.

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    • Alvin H. Rosenfeld
    • Laurence Goldstein

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