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The Inconsistency of Thought

Leslie Hill

in Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates Pierre Klossowski's challenging and idiosyncratic reworking of Nietzsche's doctrine of eternal return. It explores the writer's long-lasting but shifting engagement with the ... More


Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

W. David Soud

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

While many Anglophone poets in the years surrounding the Second World War addressed questions of religion and transcendence, W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot brought strong theological ... More


Afterword

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

The book’s brief afterward begins by reaffirming how a religious orientation, especially one that is grounded in an established tradition and affirms an experiential sense of the sacred, exerts an ... More


Solitude

in The Voice of the Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310225
eISBN:
9781846314391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310225.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Mervyn Peake concludes his Introduction to Drawings with a revealing statement of belief about the role of the artist: As the earth was thrown from the sun, so from the earth the artist must fling ... More


Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words

Matthew Sperling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701088
eISBN:
9780191770524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Interviewed in 1966, Geoffrey Hill said, ‘Language contains everything you want—history, sociology, economics: it is a kind of drama of human destiny.’ This book shows how the work of one of the ... More


Richard Chenevix Trench

Matthew Sperling

in Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701088
eISBN:
9780191770524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701088.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers Hill's debt to Richard Chenevix Trench, the poet, philologist, and religious writer who set down the principles behind the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. It ... More


Health and Deviance, Irony and Incarnation: Embedding and Embodying Philosophy in Literature and Theology in

Stephen Mulhall

in Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198805281
eISBN:
9780191852381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805281.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Stephen Mulhall’s chapter explores the boundaries between literature, philosophy, and theology: specifically, the ways in which The Childhood of Jesus ironically recounts themes from Plato’s The ... More


General Introduction

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

The General Introduction establishes the study as one bridging literary criticism and theology and provides the conceptual scaffolding for the book as a whole. After opening with a statement of scope ... More


The Figure and the Map: The Anathemata of David Jones

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

David Jones’s poetry is an explicitly Roman Catholic response to modernity; The Anathemata, which Jones considered his magnum opus, is his poetic map of the relation between history and eternity. ... More


The Silence and the Moment: The Dialectical Poetics of Four Quartets

W. David Soud

in Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777779
eISBN:
9780191823213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777779.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

Much critical attention has been devoted to the mystical sources of Four Quartets, but the poem’s engagement with interwar Christian theology has been largely ignored. This chapter establishes how ... More


Muriel Spark and Evil

Allan Hepburn

in A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828570
eISBN:
9780191871412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828570.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Muriel Spark gave sustained attention to the problem of evil. In her view, people committed evil acts gratuitously, merely for the sake of causing suffering. By the same token, novels are virtually ... More


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