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Posts tagged "Ken Wilson"


The Post-Christmas Blues and W. H. Auden’s Christmas Oratorio

God Will Cheat No One, not Even the World of Its Triumph

Iris Murdoch and the Freedom of Attention

On Learning Obedience to the Loving Gaze

Anyone Who’s Played a Part

Hope on the Road of Despair

Waiting At the Altar (No Longer!): Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years

As promised, a review of the long-awaited Trouble No More boxed set documenting Bob Dylan’s gospel years, courtesy of resident Dylanologist Ken Wilson, who’ll be seeing his 55th (!) show on Friday. In a career full of surprises, the most amazing is still the “born again” period. Sure Bob Dylan had shocked his folkie fans, […]

John Donne’s "Batter My Heart" in John Adams’ Dr. Atomic

Mockingbird’s resident opera aficionado Ken Wilson offers forth a truly breathtaking moment of beauty: John Donne’s plea in Holy Sonnet XIV that grace will break his captive will, set to necessarily inadequate but characteristically gorgeous music by John Adams and sung by bass-baritone Gerald Finley in the Adams opera Dr. Atomic (about Robert Oppenheimer and […]