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December 2019

The Advent and Christmas Poetry of W.H. Auden

Wed, December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, December 18, 2019

Grace Church, Manhattan, 802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

On Wednesday evenings in Advent, the Rev. Chase Danford will lead a class on W. H. Auden’s For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio. Auden’s only explicitly religious long poem is a “remarkably ambitious and poetically rich attempt to put Christmas in double focus: as a moment in the history of the Roman Empire and of Judaism, and as an ever-new and always contemporary event for the believer.” Each week we will read and discuss selections from the poem. Participants…

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