Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A poet rediscovered …

… Recovering the Catholic voice of poet  Thompson | USCatholic.org. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

A gay Catholic veteran of World War II, Thompson’s canon has been claimed for its progressive representations of sexuality, its deep theology, and its considerations of war. Thompson was a literary paradox, a man with complex public and private identities. The fate of his broader popularity is irrelevant to the decision to publish his selected poems. Gregory Wolfe, the volume’s editor, recognizes that Thompson captures a Catholic literary tendency that is innate: the tension between sinner and saint, between art and belief.
I have read this book and it is very good.

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