Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature is a magazine specializing in Literature topics.

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 2, Winter

Flaubert's "Mystery Play": A Day in the Life of Madame Bovary
THE object of mystery plays was religious. Gustave Flaubert, it is often thought, was rather removed from any interest in religion and was, if anything, somewhat cynical about it. Studies have nevertheless demonstrated the rich resource that religion...
Gathering the Scattered Body of Milton's Areopagitica
It is the willful disregard of history that is the object of critique in the pages that follow. (Fish, No Such Thing ix) MODERN scholarship of Milton's Areopagitica is understandably perplexed on some points. The tone of Milton's panegyric on...
Music, Silence, and the Spirituality of Willa Cather (1)
Nothing really matters but living ... Accomplishments are the ornaments of life, they come second. Sometimes people disappoint us, and sometimes we disappoint ourselves; but the thing is, to go right on living. (Lucy Gayheart) Behold,...
The Need of Some Imperishable Bliss: John Updike's toward the End of Time
IN his searching and self-questioning memoir, Self-Consciousness (1989), John Updike writes: Perhaps there are two kinds of people, those for whom nothingness is no problem, and those for whom it is an insuperable problem" (240). Readers familiar with...