Download e-book for kindle: Adam's Curse: Reflections on Religion and Literature by Denis Donoghue

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By Denis Donoghue

ISBN-10: 0268020094

ISBN-13: 9780268020095

W. B. Yeats's poem "Adam's Curse" offers Donoghue with motif and incentive. In Genesis God says to Adam: "Because thou hast harkened unto the voice of thy spouse, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, announcing, Thou shalt no longer consume of it: cursed is the floor for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou consume of all of it the times of thy life." Yeats placed it this fashion: "It is sure there isn't any advantageous factor / when you consider that Adam's curse yet wishes a lot labouring." according to a talk he had along with his cherished Maud Gonne and her sister Kathleen, Yeats's poem thinks approximately how tricky it's to be appealing, to put in writing nice poetry, to like. In his Erasmus Lectures, Donoghue thinks concerning the lasting problems concerned about figuring out, and residing with, cultural, literary, and spiritual values which are in stressed relation to each other. On those and similar concerns, Donoghue enters into dialog with quite a few writers, a few of them-John Crowe Ransom, Hans Urs von Balthasar, William Lynch, Alasdair MacIntyre, Emmanuel Levinas, Andrew Delbanco, and Robert Bellah-signaled by way of the titles of the seven lectures. Into the thematic area recommended via each one of those titles Donoghue invitations different writers and sages to hitch the conversation-Henry Adams, William Empson, John Milbank, Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Heaney, Gabriel Josipovici, and plenty of extra. The "talk," as it's possible you'll count on, retains coming round to the interpreting of particular literary texts: passages from Paradise misplaced, Stevens's "Esthétique du mal," fiction by way of Gide and J. F. Powers and J. M. Coetzee, to call just a couple of. In ADAM'S CURSE, Donoghue brings his targeted intelligence to endure on many of the intersections the place faith and literature provocatively meet.

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