Title

Unstrung conversations: Herbert's negotiations with God

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Abstract

Unstrung Conversations: Herbert's Negotiations with God SUSANNAH B. MINTZ In the fourteen-line catalogue of metaphors that constitutes Her-bert's" Prayer (I)," the speaker describes prayer as a" soul in paraphrase"(3) and" something understood"(14). l Both render the subtle experience of (and hope for) perfect communication betveen self and God in the act of praying. Both capture a sense of deep psychological attunement in wvhich the selfs ...

Published In

Philological Quarterly

Volume

77

Issue

1

Pages

41