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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's no high-quality factor / for the reason that Adam's curse yet wishes a lot labouring." in keeping with a talk he had together with his liked Maud Gonne and her sister Kathleen, Yeats's poem thinks approximately how tough it's to be attractive, to put in writing nice poetry, to like. In his Erasmus Lectures, Donoghue thinks in regards to the lasting problems concerned with realizing, and residing with, cultural, literary, and spiritual values which are in stressed relation to each other. On those and similar 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 by way of the titles of the seven lectures. Into the thematic house prompt through each one of those titles Donoghue invitations different writers and sages to hitch the conversation-Henry Adams, William Empson, John Milbank, Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Heaney, Gabriel Josipovici, and lots of extra. The "talk," as you could anticipate, retains coming round to the analyzing 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 exact intelligence to endure on a few of the intersections the place faith and literature provocatively meet.

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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, asserting, Thou shalt now not consume of it: cursed is the floor for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou devour of all of it the times of thy lifestyles.

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