“The Poet’s Religion of Rabindranath Tagore.” Just published in Rupkatha Journal Volume 3, Number 4, 2011 (400—416). Rupkatha.com (Kolkata, India).
I cannot write about Tagore without writing about what he has meant to me as a poet during the course of more than forty years of reading him. In the early 1970s he became for me a model and mentor, an example of the poet’s life, one which resonated deeply with my own experience, especially in spiritual terms, which I eventually learned was taboo even to mention in the learned halls of American universities, where God was and is usually dead, and no one desiring intellectual respectability had better utter the slightest syllable otherwise….
Now available in
The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays
Forthcoming, September, 2014.