FREE TO LIVE, FREE TO DIE by Maloolm Boyd

FREE TO LIVE, FREE TO DIE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Father Boyd has been in the public eye most recently for a tour of performance at the bistro hungry; in San Francisco. The ""meditations"" in this small volume are derived in part at least from materials he used there in his ""dialogues with the cabaret habituees. Termed ""happenings"" and addressed ""to young prophets"" by the author, they range over a wide variety of topics such as freedom, obscenity, race, concentration camps, Selam, sex, alienation, and others dear to the reporters of contemporary society--or that segment of it which they universalize into the whole. In some of the passages, the author presents brief accounts of incidents or emotions without comment; in others he editorializes much like any Sunday School teacher. Although arranged to provide a meditation for morning, noon, and evening. In a thirty-day cycle, little continuity or order of sequence can be detected, and somewhere along the line the reader may begin to ask ""Isn't this where we came in?"" Possibly, however, the notice attracted by his appearance on the entertainment circuit, the book may have a reading as wide as that given to his earlier, Are You Running With Me, Jesus? Just why would be a topic for conjecture.

Pub Date: March 20th, 1967
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston