By Denis Donoghue

W. B. Yeats's poem "Adam's Curse" offers Donoghue with motif and incentive. In Genesis God says to Adam: "Because thou hast harkened unto the voice of thy spouse, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, asserting, Thou shalt no longer devour of it: cursed is the floor for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou consume of all of it the times of thy life." Yeats positioned it this fashion: "It is sure there's no wonderful factor / on the grounds that Adam's curse yet wishes a lot labouring." according to a talk he had together with his liked Maud Gonne and her sister Kathleen, Yeats's poem thinks approximately how tricky it's to be appealing, to write down nice poetry, to like. In his Erasmus Lectures, Donoghue thinks concerning the lasting problems keen on figuring out, and residing with, cultural, literary, and spiritual values which are in stressed relation to each other. On those and similar concerns, Donoghue enters into dialog with various writers, a few of them-John Crowe Ransom, Hans Urs von Balthasar, William Lynch, Alasdair MacIntyre, Emmanuel Levinas, Andrew Delbanco, and Robert Bellah-signaled through the titles of the seven lectures. Into the thematic area instructed by means of each one of those titles Donoghue invitations different writers and sages to hitch the conversation-Henry Adams, William Empson, John Milbank, Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Heaney, Gabriel Josipovici, and plenty of extra. The "talk," as you may count on, retains coming round to the examining of particular literary texts: passages from Paradise misplaced, Stevens's "Esthétique du mal," fiction by way of Gide and J. F. Powers and J. M. Coetzee, to call just a couple of. In ADAM'S CURSE, Donoghue brings his detailed intelligence to endure on many of the intersections the place faith and literature provocatively meet.

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