Sunday, August 05, 2007


Speaking of THE BELIEVER, the article about Fletcher Hanks makes a passing reference to Milton, dropping in a common interpretation of PARADISE LOST that really gets Stanley Fish's goat. It's the same thing that Blake said about Milton... that he was of the devil's party without knowing it. Fish says baloney! But in another little connection of the kind we contemplate here at the "blog," I was thinking that Hanks' visual style reminded me of Blake's (see illustration) in a crude way. I'm sure I'm not the first to notice it. Anyway, everything seems connected, doesn't it? We like to see patterns, we people do.