Journal Article

SONGS AGAINST THE DEVIL: THE EXORCISTIC IN AUDEN

Theo Hobson

in Literature and Theology

Volume 13, issue 1, pages 17-33
Published in print March 1999 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online March 1999 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/13.1.17
SONGS AGAINST THE DEVIL: THE EXORCISTIC IN AUDEN

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This essay reassesses the religious development of Auden's poetry. It suggests that Christianity's primary attraction for him lay in it promise of deliverance from negative social and psychological forces. For faith, such forces are demonic ‘powers of this world’ which the Word has already vanquished. In witnessing to the victory of the Word, Christian poetry can participate in this cosmic exorcism

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