John Higgs recently pub­lished his book, Wil­li­am Blake vs the World—a ‘coun­ter­cul­tur­al’ take on Blake’s work, writ­ten for a non-aca­dem­ic audi­ence. Here is an inter­view by Con­or Kostick with Andy Wilson about the lat­ter­’s con­tro­ver­sial review of the book.

Interview with Andy Wilson on John Higgs’s William Blake vs the World

John Higgs has pub­lished a highly acclaimed book on Wil­li­am Blake, Wil­li­am Blake vs the World, writ­ten from a non-aca­dem­ic and, it is claimed, coun­ter­cul­tur­al point of view. Else­where on The Trav­el­ler in the Even­ing, Andy Wilson wrote a long review of the book, entitled Blake in Beu­lah. Here, Con­or Kostick inter­views Andy, partly about the review and, by exten­sion, about his own views on Blake and the counterculture.