Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Ghost of a flea

William Blake was one writer who took publishing into his own hands so that he could control how his words and books looked. Not so different from having our hands on the desktop publishing software and checking our word processor's template? Editors and most often publishers of classic works changed the versions that we use today. Sir Walter Scott's Scots language all tidied up, Emily Dickinson's punctuation, all the gory and sexy and sad bits of Shakespeare...

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