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Linton- Life in the Collections

William James Linton:

90) Heliconundrums,

Hamden / CT 1892 / 2010

Reprint of the British Library London. 91 pages with engraved vignettes. Limited to 25 copies

The set of atmospheric misty vignettes, the last he would engrave, reflects the motto of the collection: “Parodies are the shadows of words.” Among Linton’s playful lyric sketches are mockeries of the Romantics, of Wordsworth and of Tennyson and also of two childish poems from William Blake’s cycle Songs of Experience: The Tyger and The Fly.