Sunday, October 06, 2019

Well, maybe …

 Landmark poems of the last century | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I suppose this is so if you think of poetry as social commentary. It can be that,  of course. But it can have higher aspirations, and it is those I prefer.

Some of the phrases in the Lorca commentary — "the tentacular influence of the Catholic church … the church’s myth of heaven" — certainly take a lot for granted. What's myth for you, honey, is faith for others, whether you like it or agree or not. And I think John Gray has pointed out that humanism hasn't turned out to be all it's been cracked up to be.

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