William Blake

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Blake, Barnes and a different patriotism | Letters
Letter: Blake’s words are now wrapped in the flag, writes John Nash


11, Sep, 2022 @3:53 PM

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Anti-empire, anti-fascist, pro-suffragist: the stunning secret life of Proms staple Jerusalem
Why is Jerusalem lumped in with the jingoism of Last Night of the Proms? William Blake wrote a heretical, anti-establishment anthem that was later gifted to the suffragists and used to rouse fighters in the Spanish civil war

Jason Whittaker

05, Sep, 2022 @4:00 PM

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And did those feet: 10 walks inspired by famous poets
Matching rich verse with great scenery, these strolls follow in the footsteps of some of our greatest wordsmiths, from William Blake to Carol Ann Duffy

Kevin Rushby

03, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on William Blake’s cottage: don’t let it crumble | Editorial
Editorial: Artists’ homes are precious for the things they tell us about the lives and times of those who worked in them


08, Nov, 2021 @6:33 PM

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How to ensure the survival of precious heritage sites | Letters
Letters: We must enable communities to engage with heritage sites in ways that protect their own needs, says Andrew Edwards


07, Nov, 2021 @5:59 PM

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William Blake cottage at risk of being lost, says Historic England
Home where he wrote Jerusalem, in Felpham, West Sussex, one of 130 places on 2021 at-risk register

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Michael Horovitz obituary
Iconoclastic poet, editor and leading light of British counterculture during the 1950s and 60s

Douglas Field

11, Jul, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Diversity of thought, Shelley and the status quo | Letter
Letter: Discussing writers’ ferocious critiques of society is not only necessary, but enjoyable, notes Ian Barge


16, Nov, 2020 @4:31 PM

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Proms changes replace jingoism with hope | Letters
Letters: Readers air their views in the debate over the traditional flag-waving anthems Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory


31, Aug, 2020 @4:16 PM

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Should opera fans feel cheated at the Coliseum?
ENO books a four-month Hairspray; Parasite looks to outdo Amélie at the UK box office; and sensitivity warnings at the Tate

Richard Brooks

16, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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On my radar: Emma Jane Unsworth’s cultural highlights
The novelist on William Blake, crying through Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and an insightful poem about teenage masturbation

Emma Jane Unsworth

26, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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From Milton to Pullman, the quest for truth is riddled with ambiguity | Kenan Malik
In dark times, works of literature have unique power to remind us of the complexity and contradictory nature of humans

Kenan Malik

29, Dec, 2019 @7:03 AM

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