Thanks to many generous persons, The Fortunes of Poetry in an Age of Unmaking, continues to be a best-seller on amazon.com. As one who feels paternal affection for all his little books, I look a bit wistfully at The Catholic Imagination in Modern American Poetry, my runt of a book that has also sold well, but which has yet to receive a single notice or review anywhere. The critic Micah Mattix had this to say about the book in words of advance praise:
In The Catholic Imagination in Modern American Poetry, poet and critic James Matthew Wilson offers a succinct summary of how Catholicism’s unified and sacramental vision of the world influenced some of the twentieth century’s most original voices. His elegant and sure-footed treatment of work of nearly 20 poets—from George Santayana’s aesthetics of ascent to Dana Gioia’s dramatic lyricism—make this is essential reading for any student of modern American poetry.
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