“the fiends of Commerce”: Blake’s Letter to
William Hayley, 7 August 1804
By Mark Crosby and Robert N. Essick
Nicholas M. Williams, ed., Palgrave
Advances in William Blake Studies
Reviewed by Jason Whittaker
Blake’s Design of Nebuchadnezzar
By Paul Miner
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 Zürich
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
MARK CROSBY is the Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is currently coediting, with Robert N. Essick, an edition of Blake’s Genesis manuscript to be published by the Huntington Library Press in 2012.
ROBERT N. ESSICK is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Riverside. He is currently coediting, with Mark Crosby, an edition of Blake’s Genesis manuscript to be published by the Huntington Library Press in 2012.
JASON WHITTAKER is professor of English and Media Arts at University College Falmouth and the author and coeditor of four books on Blake, including Blake, Modernity and Popular Culture (with Steve Clark, 2007) and Blake 2.0: William Blake and Twentieth-Century Art, Music and Culture (with Steve Clark and Tristanne Connolly, forthcoming). He is also the editor of the Blake 2.0 blog, Zoamorphosis.com.
PAUL MINER has published 25 articles on William Blake and currently is working on a volume-length study of the poet, The Bard’s Prophetic Song.
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Cover: Blake, autograph letter signed to William Hayley, 7 August 1804, page 1. Essick collection.