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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 92 – Claudel’s Cosmic Imaginative and prescient

Dec 2, 2020

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z5jrU3JYnv0

In his 5 Nice Odes, the good French Catholic poet
Paul Claudel (1868-1955) presents a cosmic imaginative and prescient during which man, in
his contemplative and poetic capability, stands as mediator between
God and all creation.

Man, within the picture of God and much more within the headship of
Christ, names all creatures, unites them in his coronary heart, speaks for
them and presents them again to God as unified complete of which man
himself is part: “I lengthen my palms to left and to proper/in order that
by me not one hole ought to exist within the excellent circle of your

Poet James Matthew Wilson compares Claudel’s cosmic and Catholic
imaginative and prescient to that of Tolkien, and startlingly, to one in all Tolkien’s
characters: “Claudel’s Odes present him to be a brand new
Tom Bombadil, who strikes via the world with out irony as a result of he
has already transcended the jaded and impoverished imaginative and prescient typical
of the fashionable age and entered with pleasure into an expertise of the
common and the everlasting.”

That is an interview with Jonathan Geltner, translator of a brand new
English version of Claudel’s Odes.


5 Nice Odes https://www.angelicopress.org/five-great-odes

Episode talked about: “Construction and Freedom” with Mark Christopher

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