Bird Calls & Summonses by William Graddy

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Bird Calls & Summonses

William Graddy on Seeing with a "Devout, Intransitive Eye"

I'm going to start by sketching three brief personal experiences. Each, though literally true, is also parabolic of basic claims about art or creativity once thought axiomatic but now generally resisted when considered together.

The Two Birds

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William Graddy taught literature and writing at Trinity College, Deerfield, Illinois, for 38 years. His work has appeared previously in Touchstone, several other journals, and the Eerdmans’ Handbook to American Church History.

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