MODERN POETRY AND THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION by Amos N. Wilder

MODERN POETRY AND THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The thoughtful, scholarly and penetrating treatment given to this theme by the author makes this book important for religionists of whatever faith, for students of literature and especially poetry and for all thinking persons who are concerned about the basic trends of the cultural life of today. Concerned as he is with the relationship of poetry and religion, the author is of the conviction that the modern poets, Auden, Eliot, Hopkins, Peguy and the rest, while seemingly breaking with the Christian tradition and writing out of the framework of a quasi-secularism are nevertheless ""speaking to our condition"" and may well be the vehicles whereby the values of the Christian tradition are preserved in the crisis through which civilization is passing. An extremely thought-provoking book.

Pub Date: March 24th, 1952
Publisher: Scribner