A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present by Linda Wagner-Martin

By Linda Wagner-Martin

* The background of yank Literature from 1950 to the current offers a accomplished research of the wide variety of literary works that extends into the twenty first century
* Covers drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, technological know-how fiction, and detective novels
* positive factors dialogue of yank works in the context of such 21st-century matters as globalization, drugs, gender, schooling, and different topics

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14 In the coming chapters we will often Ànd that Ruusbroec’s texts are more useful in gleaning information about his library than in plumbing the depths of his soul. Perhaps, however, we should make a virtue of necessity by interpreting the few facts at our disposal and concluding that the successful composition of the Espousals reÁects the equilibrium of the author, who was obviously able to resist the potentially unsettling inÁuences of life in a bustling city like Brussels. Ruusbroec’s intellectual life continued to grow even as the disastrous events of the fourteenth century unfolded.

The angels sang Thy praise: people of good will who live for Thee, possess in Thee eternal peace. 38 los, salich ende gode gheenicht in minne. Sijn redelijcke ziele was vol genaden, wijs ende claer, innich ende devoet, begherende ende biddende vore die ghene daer hy om sterven soude. Maer al sijn ghevoelen was in anxste ende in vreesen ende overbeelt metter passien ende metter bitter doot. ’ See Kors 1998, with another example on p. 62. For lectio divina, see Leclercq 1982. 38 Beguines 2c/5–20: ‘“Heere doet op mijne herte ende mijnen mont, ic sal condighen dynen lof ende dyne eere.

See in general De Keyser 1974. For Nose, see Warnar 2002a, p. 37, with literature. 42 chapter i strict selection procedure. 52 Ruusbroec certainly had enough knowledge of Latin to try his luck in Paris. He would not have been the Àrst Brussels cleric to do so: by the beginning of the fourteenth century the city had its own confraternity of clerici parisienses. There is not much more to suggest that Ruusbroec attended university, even though the mystic could probably vie with many a former student in ready knowledge of theology.

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