05-04-2007 09:13 AM - edited 05-04-2007 09:13 AM
Note: This discussion topic is particularly suitable for the early/middle chapters of Burning Bright.
Message Edited by Amanda_R on 05-04-2007 08:14 AM
05-04-2007 11:38 AM
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~ Francis Bacon
05-05-2007 08:55 AM
05-07-2007 01:05 AM
I get the impression he's a free spirit and does what he wants to do. He's bold and brash and maybe that comes out in his works. I've never read any of them so maybe I'm being forward here.
Yes, he does seem to be his own man. He doesn't do things because its proper or whatever, he does them when the whim hits him. In other words, he seems not to care what others think of him. I like reading about him even though I haven't read any of his work either.
05-07-2007 09:59 AM
05-13-2007 12:27 AM
I also liked the discussion between Maggie and her father in the pub regarding "Paradise Lost" and the quote from that poem. In essence it captures an essential part of Blake's vision using a more well known work of literature. Slipping in the brief description of his copper plates and printing process is also nicely done.
I'm wondering, as an author, did you think carefully over all the aspects of Blake's personality and the order in which it should be presented, and then design the story to fit this narrative structure? Or at least arrange the opening of the novel to achieve this effect?
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