My Business Is to Create: Blake's Infinite Writing (Muse Books: Iowa Series in Creativity and Writing (Hardcover))

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This is Blake’s everlasting gospel, distilled here in an artist’s handbook of interest to scholars, writing teachers, and those who have made writing their way of life. My Business Is to Create is indispensable for all serious artists who want to transform their lives into art and make their art more alive.

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"This is, to put it simply, a gorgeous book, a how-to manual for the aspiring or the already accomplished writer alike. Moving lightly from the most basic principles of Blake's visionary practice to the poet's mysticism to what keeps the creative visionary going--hope--Eric Wilson, in a sense, becomes Blake: as he writes, 'If you're going to get the spirit of Blake, you have to be, in your own way, Blake.' My Business Is to Create is a marvelous, beautiful, profound little book from an astonishing intellect and writer."--Jeffrey Kripal, author, "Kali's Child" and "Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred"



"Blake was the comet announcing modern romantic creativity. 'Energy, ' he said, 'is the only life and is from the body.' Eric Wilson's splendid little book is as visionary in its way as Blake's own work. Not just another handbook for the workaday wordsmith, this book, like others in this series, is for those who want to wrestle with angels, who intend to come into port greatly or go down trying."--Robert D. Richardson



"A risky and exhilarating adventure in reading Blake as a spiritual guide. Writers and artists and maybe ecologists will find treasures here."--Ursula K. Le Guin



Blake was the comet announcing modern romantic creativity. Energy, he said, is the only life and is from the body. Eric Wilson s splendid little book is as visionary in its way as Blake s own work. Not just another handbook for the workaday wordsmith, this book, like others in this series, is for those who want to wrestle with angels, who intend to come into port greatly or go down trying. Robert D. Richardson

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This is, to put it simply, a gorgeous book, a how-to manual for theaspiring or the already accomplished writer alike. Moving lightly from the most basic principles of Blake's visionary practice to thepoet's mysticism to what keeps the creative visionary going hope Eric Wilson, in a sense, becomes Blake: as he writes, Ifyou're going to get the spirit of Blake, you have to be, in your ownway, Blake. My Business Is to Create is a marvelous, beautiful, profound little book from an astonishing intellect and writer. Jeffrey Kripal, author, "Kali s Child" and "Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred"

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A risky and exhilarating adventure in reading Blake as a spiritual guide. Writers and artists and maybe ecologists will find treasures here. Ursula K. Le Guin

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