Speak What We Feel (Not What We Ought to Say) Reflections on Literature and Faith
- List Price: $22.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 1
- Publisher: Harpercollins
- Publish date: 08/01/2001
In this compelling book the author delves into the works of four of the writers who matter most to him, examining how each "wrote in his own blood about the darkness of life as he found it, and about how -- for better or worse -- he managed somehow to survive it, even to embrace it".
Through sensitive biographical exploration and close reading of Gerard Manley Hopkins's sublime later sonnets, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, G. K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday, and Shakespeare's King Lear, Buechner invites readers to discover the literature that speaks to him most powerfully, shaping his life and his Christian vision. He shows how these writers, by putting their passion and pain into their work, can help us learn to bear the weight of our own inevitable grief and sadness.