A Music of Grace: The Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry

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P. Lang, 1995 - 135 sider
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In our mid-to-late twentieth century secular society, a most pressing theological question is, Where does the dimension of the sacred reside? The question is posed here through the poetic worlds of James Wright, Anne Sexton, and Galway Kinnell, each a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In the midst of collapsing values, these poets express a longing for a lost world of meaning. The author shows how each attempts to re-vision and re-language the sacred without resort to traditional piety. Lawrence's process poetics and Whitehead's process theology shed light on the question of the sacred and the poetic response.

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Chapter I
3
Chapter II
15
Chapter III
33
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The Author: Jeanne Foster received her Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the Graduate Theological Union. She currently is an associate professor of Religious Studies and Chair of Critical Perspectives at St. Mary's College of California. Her poetry, widely published in journals, is collected in 'A Blessing of Safe Travel', winner of the Quarterly Review of Literature' Poetry Prize.

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