[Milton-L] Herbert's poetry and belief

richard strier rastrier at uchicago.edu
Thu Oct 1 14:05:57 EDT 2009

The idea that one has to be some sort of Christian to understand Herbert's poetry 
is offensive and obviously false.  T. DS. Eliot solved this problem long ago.  One 
doesn't have to believe but simply (or not so simply) to understand what it would 
mean to do so.

Richard Strier
Department of English
University of Chicago
1115 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

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