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COLLECTIONSPublished articles, Poetry
TITLEThe Age of Anxiety and the Century of Light: Twentieth-Century Literature, the Poet's Mission, and the Vision of World Unity
AUTHOR 1Suheil Badi Bushrui
DATE_THIS2003
VOLUME13:1-4
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa, ON
ABSTRACTW. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, and Kahlil Gibran were writers who recognized and confronted the spiritual and intellectual crisis of their time. The mission of the poet is to bear witness, maintain the integrity of language, and express truths.
NOTES Mirrored with permission from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/103.
TAGS20th century; Arts; Literature; Literature, English; Poetry
 
CONTENT
About: The twentieth century was a period of crisis and promise, a Century of Light and an “Age of Anxiety.” Among the literary figures who recognized and confronted the spiritual and intellectual crisis of their time were W. B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, and Kahlil Gibran, among others. Through reference to their works, this article examines the mission of the poet—to bear witness, to maintain the integrity of language, to express and to live those eternal truths and values that lift and inspire the human spirit and which can serve as the basis of a culture of peace and unity.
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