GO GENTLE INTO THE NIGHT by C. L. Sulzberger

GO GENTLE INTO THE NIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

New York Times foreign correspondent Sulzberger, an atheist, has collected a century-and-sect-hopping collection of brief prayers from all sorts and conditions of men and the various seasons of the soul: ""one does not have to believe in God to respect godliness [or] admire the methodology of virtue."" From that somewhat sententious judgment seat Sulzberger riffles through his vast hoard of supplications, petitions, statements of praise and thanksgiving--from ancient Egyptians and Sumerians, a scattering of English and French clerics, various saints, and assorted famous others to a brace of muddled contributions from Allen Ginsberg. Those of Sulzberger's persuasion, like those who amass bottle caps, will enjoy the variety and the aura of a once viable utility; believers may find in many of the selections a more immediate connection.

Pub Date: May 18th, 1976
Publisher: Prentice-Hall