We are in a transitional period

“The modern poet’s vision would be more ambiguous, and much less happy, than that of the medieval scop.”
Adam Kirsch; Back to Basics; The New Yorker; May 11, 2009.

Seems like an overstatement. True of TS Eliot. Transitional periods are a bit unsettling. Much greater happiness awaits us, and it requires that we embrace the productive and useful changes that are occurring, one of the biggest being the death of god.

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