November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg
It begins with the search for hallowed ground, the exact place from which Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. In bleak November, Kent Gramm makes a pilgrimage to the most famous battleground in American history and over the course of a month transforms his search into a discovery of the meaning of Lincoln's elegy for America's identity.
"The month begins with things that perish. But ultimately, November is a journey of hope, as was Lincoln's journey to Gettysburg. So too I will journey to Gettysburg in these pages. Like Lincoln's fellow citizens, I go there to assuage personal grief, to find answers; and I hope, for me as for them, that my personal sorrows become a vehicle for larger answers and a larger purpose. Lincoln addressed their grief, why not mine; he gave his generation purpose, why not ours."
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... 1 9 1 8, in order to reflect on how Lincoln may still speak to us in the bleak postmodernist era symbolically opened by that second November.
United States— Civilization— Philosophy. 7. Heroes— United States. 8. National characteristics, American. 9. Postmodernism— Social aspects— United States.
... (Winter Saturday) 266 NOVEMBER 30 New Birth (Advent) 273 appendix i Modernism and Postmodernism 285 appendix ii Lycidas 293 appendix in Elegy Written in ...
If you and I read that sentence with detachment and irony, it is because we are at least partly "postmodern." Like Milton, we have roots in previous worlds, ...
... with the absurd blackness of "postmodern" reality, has been killed only a week before the Armistice in a heroic little battle which, full of sound and ...
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