Book Review

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Inklings of Reality: Essays Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters
by Donald T. Williams


Lantern Hollow Press, 2012
(364 pages, $14.99, paperback)

reviewed by Louis Markos

Donald Williams does not mince words. After reminding us that every culture "has had a mode of speech that is more rhythmical, more formal, more suggestive, more intense . . . than the normal ones it uses for everyday discourse," he hits us with a true zinger: "There is only one society on record in which it [poetry] is considered unmanly, in which its more artistic forms are practiced only by an isolated elite who write, only for each other, texts which would be utterly . . .

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Louis Markos is Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet; From Achilles to Christ; Heaven and Hell, and The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (children's novels in which his children become part of Greek mythology and The Iliad and The Odyssey).

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