William Blake and His Circle: A Checklist of
Publications and Discoveries in 2004
By G. E. Bentley, Jr.
Blake’s Four . . . “Zoa’s”?
By Justin Van Kleeck
William Blake’s A Pastoral
Figure: Some Newly Revealed Verso Sketches
By Robert N. Essick
“Great and Singular Genius”: Further References
to Blake (and Cromek) in the Scots Magazine
By David Groves
Blake’s Proverbs of Hell: St. Paul and the
Nakedness of Woman
By Howard Jacobson
Joyce H. Townsend, ed., William Blake:
The Painter at Work
Reviewed by Alexander Gourlay
By Warren Stevenson
G. E. Bentley, Jr., University of Toronto, retired
Martin Butlin, London
Detlef W. Dörrbecker, University of Trier
Robert N. Essick, University of California, Riverside
Angela Esterhammer, University of Western Ontario
Nelson Hilton, University of Georgia
Anne K. Mellor, University of California, Los Angeles
Joseph Viscomi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David Worrall, The Nottingham Trent University
G. E. Bentley, Jr., writes on Blake’s bibliography, biography, texts—and copperplates (in press).
Justin Van Kleeck is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia currently working on a dissertation on the history of editions of the Four Zoas manuscript. He is also the project manager for the William Blake Archive. When not slaving away on Blake in some form or another, he is also a poet.
Robert N. Essick is professor emeritus of English at the University of California, Riverside, and a research scholar at the Huntington Library. His hobby is collecting and writing about Blake.
Dr. David Groves edited volumes five and six of the new Works of Thomas De Quincey, and has an article on De Quincey’s journalism in Studies in Bibliography (volume 55).
Howard Jacobson is professor emeritus of classics and comparative literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Alexander Gourlay teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Warren Stevenson, whose third book of poems, Serpent Humanized, has been revised and reissued in a new format, is also the author of Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime and A Study of Coleridge’s Three Great Poems. He and his wife recently took a post-retirement cruise around Patagonia.
EDITORS: Morris Eaves and Morton D. Paley
BIBLIOGRAPHER: G. E. Bentley, Jr.
REVIEW EDITOR: Nelson Hilton
ASSOCIATE EDITOR FOR GREAT BRITAIN: David Worrall
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Cover: Recto of Blake’s newly discovered letter to John Linnell of 25 November 1825, detail (reproduced by permission of the John Murray Archive). The reference to Blake printing in his kitchen is fascinating, and the reference to his brother-in-law Mr. Banes is unique in his writings.
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