Things We Cannot Know Alan Gerson

ISBN: 9780978531164

Published: February 1st 2007

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100 pages


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Things We Cannot Know  by  Alan Gerson

Things We Cannot Know by Alan Gerson
February 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 100 pages | ISBN: 9780978531164 | 9.36 Mb

In her introduction to Alan Gersons Things We Cannot Know, Patricia Roger writes, About half of the poems in this collection are abstract and philosophical meditations on subjects such as faith and uncertainty, and half use vivid visual imagesMoreIn her introduction to Alan Gersons Things We Cannot Know, Patricia Roger writes, About half of the poems in this collection are abstract and philosophical meditations on subjects such as faith and uncertainty, and half use vivid visual images often to capture a moment ...

and convey the feeling that moment inspires. The poems reflect Alans education and career. He is the youngest son of parents active in the Jewish community in New Orleans and he majored in philosophy at Boston University. Poems such as I Am a Terrible Jew, Belief Is Desire, and Faiths Mechanism show a struggle between faith and doubt. The Antimonies, Das Denken Ist Schwer (Thinking Is Hard), and Stumbling into Exile focus on ontological and epistemological questions. ... The poems in this collection ponder Things We Cannot Know and seem to suggest that while we are pondering, we can also take delight in experience.



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