EN 288 God and the Imagination: Epitaphs for the Journey (Fall: 3)

A radically new course of readings dealing with the final questions of death, annihilation, tallies and losses, and the things that remain: love, faith, justice, hope, the endless questioning, the endless quest. Selections will range from Biblical texts to Dante's Hell and Purgatory, the Metaphysicals, Hopkins, Rosenberg and Owen on the horrors of war, the Hell Variations offered by poets like Hardy, Larkin, Hecht, Hart Crane, Berryman, Plath and Sexton, through the purgatorial ascent of T.S. Eliot, Thomas Merton, Flannery O'Connor, Seamus Heaney, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Cormac McCarthy, and a number of new voices in poetry.
Paul Mariani

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