articles of lunch - 5.16

so here's an idea: i hope to find the time, here at work, to read at least one article online during lunch (daily, or at least a couple of times a week) and subsequently put up a post with links and excerpts or comments. let's see how it goes, shall we?

(warning: this may not last)

from the Annuls of Religion: Hollywood Heresy, written by Peter J. Boyer

quoting Craig Detweiler: “Some are able to sort it out and say, ‘You know what? It’s a novel, it’s fiction.’”


Grappling with God: The Faith of a Famous Poet, book review written by Wilfred M. McClay

For the error bred in the bone
Of each woman and each man
Craves what it cannot have
Not universal love
But to be loved alone.

~ from September 1, 1939 by W. H. Auden



Blogger Josh said...

Indeed, an eerily prescient poem for those reading after 9/11--or not. I can't help but be drawn to the tower of babble allusions...the persona possess a morality of a biblical proportion and a sort of the-way-i've-constructed-my-worldview-doom-will-inevitably-happen prophetic tone. 9/11 is our most recent episode of doom, but the destruction of cities in the "civilized" world shortly after Auden wrote the poem seems a more easily justified reading.

9:32 PM  

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