On retiring to Kendal (and beyond) : a literary excursion

by Peter Bien

Pamphlet, 2003

Status

Available

Call number

CP 368/2

Publication

Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 2003.

User reviews

LibraryThing member kaulsu
Wow. Talk about bias. Bien was "a trustee off and on since 1977, serving on the publications committee." He has written two other PHP. I wonder if they are any better?

Of course, I missed the subtitle "A Literary Excursion," so I suppose it isn't Bien's fault that I was expecting a book on Kendal communities, what it is like to live in one, etc. Instead, it contained poetry translated from the Greek, comparisons to the Odyssey and to Gulliver's Travels. Luckily it was a short read and so the pain of reading it was minimized.… (more)
LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
Is death an unmitigated calamity? An evil? Would life be better if greatly prolonged or if death did not exist? Is life good in spite of death? Or does death enhance life? He quotes from classic literature. Our ultimate stance about death should be gratitude, for what we have been given, and also for finitude as a paradoxical blessing. His method is philosophy rather than spiritually gleaned wisdom.… (more)

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Pendle Hill Pamphlet 368

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