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By Denis Donoghue

ISBN-10: 0268020094

ISBN-13: 9780268020095

W. B. Yeats's poem "Adam's Curse" presents 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 now not 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 manner: "It is bound there is not any fantastic factor / when you consider that Adam's curse yet wishes a lot labouring." in response to a talk he had along with his cherished Maud Gonne and her sister Kathleen, Yeats's poem thinks approximately how tricky it truly is to be attractive, to jot down nice poetry, to like. In his Erasmus Lectures, Donoghue thinks in regards to the lasting problems focused on figuring out, and dwelling with, cultural, literary, and spiritual values which are in stressed relation to each other. On those and comparable issues, 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 via the titles of the seven lectures. Into the thematic area advised through each one of those titles Donoghue invitations different writers and sages to affix 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 anticipate, retains coming round to the examining 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 undergo on a number of the intersections the place faith and literature provocatively meet.

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