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On Liking George Herbert

January 21, 2013 · No Comments

Alfred Corn writes about the intriguing if simply question of why George Herbert’s devotional poetry appeals to so many non religious folks.  I’ll let Corn’s argument speak for itself, but it’s a wonderful question of reading and writing and words working their magic by connecting one human imagination to other human beings seeing, sensing their world.

Good editions of Herbert here in ODY would include The Works of George Herbert edited by F.E. Hutchinson (Oxford UP) and George Herbert selected by W. H. Auden.

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