BETJEMAN John - Typed Letter Signed 1975 expressing his admiration for William Blake
John BETJEMAN (1906-1984)Typed Letter Signed (“John Betjeman”) to Jocelyn Glanfield, replying to her letter which had obviously expressed admiration for the poet.
1 page 4to, 29 Radnor Walk, SW3, 30 July 1975.
“It was very nice indeed to get your letter. You are a generous person to praise another poet and a real artist in thinking you are ‘not very good’. It’s only the people who think they are good who aren’t any good, and if you like Clare, you must be good. I find I always go back to Blakes Songs of Innocence and Experience for cooling inspiration.”
An interesting connection of three poets who all felt a deep love for England, its countryside and the values of a pre-industrial landscape.
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