The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens

Episode 2: Church Going by Philip Larkin

June 01, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens
Episode 2: Church Going by Philip Larkin
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The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens
Episode 2: Church Going by Philip Larkin
Jun 01, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
Dave Stephens
Explication of "Church Going" by Philip Larkin
Show Notes

In this episode I read Larkin's most beloved poem, "Church Going." We talk a bit about how Larkin's rather pathetic, pervy character shouldn't diminish the importance or relevance of his work. We then work through this multi-layered piece to explore, at least partially, the theme, which is how the sacred, or numinous, is still a vital need for even those who have no belief in religion.

Enjoy.

Original Theme Music by: Van Clifton