An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Guilt

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Duckworth, Jan 1, 1997 - Guilt - 127 pages
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Guilt makes no compromises. One may be a little in love or a little bit angry, but the idea of degrees of guilt is meaningless. Any guilt, whether of the emotional, religious or legal variety, is fiendishly intense. The word itself points to a mysterious intensity of indebtedness, and this with an absolution extraordinary in human affairs.

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Paul Oppenheimer is a novelist, journalist, translator and widely published short story writer, as well as the author of three previous volumes of poetry. His broadly cited investigation of the origin of the sonnet in thirteenth-century Italy, The Birth of the Modern Mind: Self, Consciousness and the Invention of the Sonnet, has also been lauded for its more than fifty translations of sonnets by such poets as Goethe, Lorca, Cellini, Michelangelo, Rimbaud and Rilke. The winner of an Alfred Hodder Fellowship and a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Germany, he teaches at The City College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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