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God and the Poets 1982–1983

David Daiches

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This series of lectures looks at poetry to analyse various aspects of the nature of God, man and justifications necessary for beliefs and attitudes about them. Drawing on elements of the Bible, works by Milton and Calvin, and even on poetry by Whitman, Diaches provides a rich understanding to metaphor, interpretation and meaning. Not all poetry is understandable without a study of the tools and language a poet might use, including culture and time-specific tools, but similarly, not all poetry is alien without these tools. There is often a reverberation of meaning or importance, even without a study of the specifics of a poem such that we know a poem is powerful before we understand it all.
J. Douglas Mastin
University of Edinburgh

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OnlineOxford University Press1985
Original n/a
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Templeton Press