Varieties of Parable

Creator

Date

1965

Identifier

Brasch PN56 A5 M466

Publisher

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Abstract

When Louis MacNeice delivered the Clark lectures at Cambridge in 1963, he discussed the nature of parable in both his own poetry and a wide range of literary texts, from Spenser’s Faerie Queene to Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Attracted to such ‘double-level writing,’ MacNeice believed that ‘The best [works] are written on two or more planes at once.’ In such writing, the author creates an enigmatic narrative world which has a meaningful relationship to our real world.

Files

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Citation

Louis MacNeice, “Varieties of Parable,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 25, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8419.