John Milbank's The Legend of Death: Two Poetic Sequences PDF

By John Milbank

The Earth's skinny crust of natural subject and the nonetheless thinner crust of the spirit is the main centred, the main suggestive a part of the cosmos. It in each manner exceeds itself by means of pointing above its horizontal floor in the direction of vertical transcendence. even though, it could actually by no means go away itself at the back of and continually consists of itself with itself in each ascent. Poetry attends to the ensuing human diagonal.
--from the preface to the 1st series, "On the Diagonal: Metaphysical Landscapes"

"That John Milbank is an unique and strong theologian is celebrated. that he's a poet of lyrical and epic sensitivities will now develop into renowned. right here we discover piercing lyrics resembling 'Ode to Night,' 'Winter Interior,' and 'Cosmos.' right here we discover American and British landscapes, alive with background and nature: squirrels in 'sculpted movement' and an afternoon 'brushed with lemon.' And the following too we discover the formidable lengthy series, 'The Legend of Death,' which, with its concatenation of tale, creed, and position, is itself a theological paintings, one who may perhaps simply be written as a poem."
--Kevin Hart, college of Virginia

"This is a poetry of narrative depth and lyric delicacy. Its sheer variety and intensity calls to brain 'The Anathemata' of David Jones."
--Michael Symmons Roberts, award-winning British poet

"John Milbank's new e-book of poetry bargains us a drastically prolonged and bold constitution, all for humanity's biggest recommendations throughout background and beliefs as witnessed at their specific localites, because it have been their houses within the panorama. i am relatively happy that he has during this new enterprise maintained his feel of poetry because the right car of such imaginative and prescient, with no letting it inflate. The poetry's theses are found consistently anew with registers of shock and sweetness which quantity to an interlocked modesty. So the discoveries are transmitted to us as an authentically poetical account which by no means deserts the actual, own, and questing event, the eyes at the panorama, the phrases held of their areas by means of the rhythmic rigidity of continuing realisation and renewal. it's a paintings of actual illumination."
--Peter Riley, writer of diverse works of poetry, together with Alstonefield: a poem (2003)

John Milbank is examine Professor of faith, Politics, and Ethics on the collage of Nottingham. as well as many works of theology, he's the writer of a prior number of poetry, The Mercurial Wood.

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