Religion and Literature

Traversing W.H. Auden’s Religious And Aesthetic States, Part 2 (Raji Singh Soni)

The following is the second installment of a three-part series.  The first one can be found here. Used by Auden in concert with “limitation” to qualify boundaries proper to secular aesthetics in modernity, the term “absurd” in its Kierkegaardian sense implies another precinct against which art and the artist will necessarily chafe in nonreligious domains […]