Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday Quickie: the Fake Blake

I've written about false literary attributions before, but I found this one particularly amusing.  Apparently a librarian in England figured out that a poem (written in the 1980s) was being falsely attributed to William Blake (a poet from the 1800s).  Worse yet, this poem was actually being taught in multiple classrooms as an example of his work.

It's one thing when students don't check their sources, but teachers?  Come on guys.

1 comment:

  1. That William Blake thing likely doesn't make it into too many textbooks. But I'll bet the false Chief Seattle quote is still big. John-Adrian and Chris were both taught it at Goffstown.