Friday November 27, 2020

Endearing ode to wild birds

Corvus. By Esther Woolfson, Granta, €22.95

26th July, 2008

Corvus. By Esther Woolfson, Granta, €22.95

The metaphysical poets and the pantheists sought to depict, in their writings, the glory of God refracted through the prism of nature.

This required turning a blind eye to the violent, unforgiving, and sometimes macabre workings of the natural world, with its predatory rats and raptors, its casual acts of cannibalism and infanticide.

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