THE RETURN TO SILENCE, and other poetical essays

THE RETURN TO SILENCE and other poetical essays Paul Stubbs Black Herald Press, December 2016 138 pages – 12 € – isbn 978-2-919582-16-7 * To purchase the book * ‘For nearly two decades (or perhaps millennia) Paul Stubbs has been engaged in the task of imagining what lies beyond the imagination…there is no guardrail to this kind … Continue reading

A SEARCH FOR THE COSMOLOGICAL CROSS — An essay on the religious writings of Simone Weil (excerpt)

* ‘She chose to submit to a kind of perpetual invisible crucifixion, her final relationship to all those she would not disown became that of the crucified on the cross.’ —Leslie A. Fiedler[i] ‘Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of Envy.’[ii] —Simone Weil     “THE GOD … Continue reading

‘The Joy and Misery of Solitude’ – Paul Stubbs reviews ‘Rilke in Paris’ by Maurice Betz

* * The Joy and Misery of Solitude  * RILKE IN PARIS Maurice Betz Translated from the French by Will Stone, Hesperus Press, 2012  *  * Rilke, on earth, lived a life akin to a pre-natal being, one whose sensations in existence remained as homogenous and pure as his time spent in the womb. He … Continue reading