On the Shelf
Live Like William Blake, and Other News
July 16, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
The picturesque West Sussex cottage where William Blake lived, sometimes nude, from 1800–1803 (the period during which he wrote “Jerusalem”) is on the market for £650,000. The agent says, “The original part of the cottage has been altered little in its essential features. The rooms in which William Blake lived retain enormous character and the dining room was at this time the site of his printing press.”
Reading (along with writing and doing puzzles) improves cognitive function in old age, a study shows.
In which writers such as Emma Straub and Matthew Specktor discourse on their favorite literary streets.
Google’s Kafka doodle was not remotely Kafkaesque, Twitter feels.
July 17, obviously, is Take Your Poet to Work Day. Herewith, handy cutouts of several bards. Blake not included (but that’s probably a good thing).