Tag: Literature

Death at Yuletude: T.S. Eliot and “The Journey of the Magi” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Nayeli Riano T.S. Eliot’s “The Journey of the Magi” is as sincere a conversion poem as one can have it: No fancy light shining down from the heavens or a thunderous call to holiness; just one small event that left a Magus perplexed… Continue Reading “Death at Yuletude: T.S. Eliot and “The Journey of the Magi” ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

“Andreas” & the Redemptive Possibilities of the Past ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Paul England In the Old English poem, “Andreas,” the fate of the old giant-work and the fate of the pagans were linked. The pagan stones became the site of a church—not only because of the miraculous flood, but because of the faith of… Continue Reading ““Andreas” & the Redemptive Possibilities of the Past ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Holy Ghosts & the Spirit of Christmas: “A Christmas Carol” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce “A Christmas Carol” is, as might be expected of a meditation on the spirit of Christmas, a literary work that operates most profoundly on the level of theology… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/12/holy-ghosts-spirit-dickens-christmas-carol-joseph-pearce.html

The World Spins On: “The Value of Herman Melville” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Daniel Ross Goodman The quest to write the Great American Novel has long been the American literary equivalent of the quest for the Holy Grail. Among the perennial roster of contenders for this legendary status, there is a strong case to be made… Continue Reading “The World Spins On: “The Value of Herman Melville” ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

America’s “Logres”: The Mythology of a Nation ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Raymond Docupil C.S. Lewis believed that every nation possesses what he called a “haunting,” a “Logres,” which baptizes it with a unique inner life. What, or where, is America’s Logres? Who is the mythological hero that could guide the American identity the way… Continue Reading “America’s “Logres”: The Mythology of a Nation ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Edgar Allan Poe and the Mask of the 20th Century ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By David Gosselin The name Edgar Allan Poe conjures images of the macabre, murder, insanity, and self-destruction, but is this the real Edgar Poe?  — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2019/10/edgar-allan-poe-mask-20th-century-david-gosselin.html

“Romeo & Juliet”: A Tragedy, Not a Romance ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce Seeing something noble in Romeo and Juliet’s self-obsessive and self-destructive passion is to see it with eyes that are blind to the moral that Shakespeare teaches… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/07/romeo-juliet-tragedy-not-romance-joseph-pearce.html

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