Follow that Metaphor

Recently, prompted by the New Republic’s literary critic James Wood, I’ve been thinking about the relationship between poetry-in particular, metaphor-and faith. Wood is unusually attentive to the spiritual workings of metaphor. Reading his collection of literary/theological studies, The Broken Estate (Random House), one notices both how extensive and brilliant is his own use of metaphor, and how haunted he is by the apparent...

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About the Author

John Savant, professor emeritus at Dominican University of California, lives in San Rafael, California.