Friday, November 25, 2005

Friday November 25, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:28 PM

Buckley and Pinochet

Yesterday, William F. Buckley, Jr., author of God and Man at Yale, turned 80.

Here is an entry from yesterday, postponed until today so it would not intervene between yesterday’s related entries “Crossroads” and “For Constantine’s Angel.”

Recommended reading
for William F. Buckley, Jr.

  1. Joyce and Aquinas (Yale Studies in English)
  2. God and Man in Twentieth-Century Fiction
  3. Modern Literature and the Sense of Time
  4. Three Young Men in Rebellion
  5. James Joyce: Unfacts, Fiction, and Facts
  6. Yeats and the Human Body
  7. Poetry and Prayer

These titles are from an Amazon.com search.  All seem to be by the same “William T. Noon,” a Jesuit priest.  Except for Joyce and Aquinas and Poetry and Prayer,  little of Noon’s work is now remembered.

Thought to accompany the above reading list:

“And now I was beginning to surmise:
Here was the library of Paradise.”

Hermann Hesse, Magister Ludi

Before he attains to Paradise, Buckley’s reading list in Purgatory might include the complete weblog of Andrew Cusack, a young Christian Fascist at the University of St. Andrews.

A related item…

According to “Today in History,” by the Associated Press, for Nov. 25, 2005,

“Today’s Birthdays: Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is 90….”

If, in fact, Hell also has a library, let us pray that it contains, for Pinochet’s future edification, the collected works of Pablo Neruda.

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