A Kind of Perseverance: The Pascal Lectures on Christianity and the University

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At the 1963 Poetry Conference in Vancouver, Margaret Avison's answer to the question What makes a poet's language distinctive?' was: It is saying I am here and not not-there''.' In these Pascal Lectures, Margaret's context is that of a Christian trying to live out and communicate her faith in a secular environment: ... if we are here, we cannot genuinely be there as well. But we can hope to be not not-there''.' I am here and not not-there, ' then, describes Margaret's stance both as a poet and as a Christian. She would ...

A Kind of Perseverance: The Pascal Lectures on Christianity and the University 2010, Porcupine's Quill

ISBN-13: 9780889843264

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