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Reaching for the Beyond

In his incisive biography of C.S. Lewis (sometime Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge), A.N. Wilson approves of Lewis’s statement: “It is always better to read Chaucer again than to read a new criticism of him.” This may encourage our own, direct reading of the poets and to begin more happily from our own starting points. I also include the aphorism of D.T. Suzuki that Alessio Zanelli uses to introduce his volume. Suzuki wrote, “Fundamentally, the marksman aims at himself.” I read this as a question about the enterprise of poetry. Oisín Breen is the most difficult or…

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