THE BROKEN CENTER: Studies in the Theological Horizon of Modern Literature by Nathan A. Scott

THE BROKEN CENTER: Studies in the Theological Horizon of Modern Literature

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this work, Professor Scott continues the exploration, begun in 1958 with his Modern Literature and the Religious Frontier, of the interrelationship between the literary and the religious imagination in modern times. On the premise that modern literature is chiefly concerned with those questions that traditionally had been the preserve of the religious disciplines--the meaning of life and of death, and especially the search for an ""anchor point"" of human existence--the author investigates the manifestations of that preoccupation in contemporary literary forms: comedy, tragedy, poetry, etc. It is a serious work, and a scholarly one, but the author's ebullient style and witty perspicacity make it a book of much charm. Although the primary audience for the book will be the student and the specialist, it may be read with pleasurable profit by the intelligent layman.

Pub Date: June 22nd, 1966
Publisher: Yale Univ. Press