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In a plain, matter-of-fact style that readers will recognize from her mysteries, she reflects on the question of free will and miracle, evil, and, ultimately, "the worth of the work." It is especially here, I think, in this final chapter that the book remains both timeless and profoundly timely. The artist stands for the true worker, she writes, who, while requiring payment for his work, as an artist "retains so much of the image of God that he is in love with his creation for its own sake." So too, ultimately, should it be for all human work: "That the eyes of all workers should behold the integrity of the work is the sole means to make that work good in itself and so good for mankind. This is only another way of saying that the work must be measured by the standard of eternity." --Doug Thorpe
Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.
I'd been wanting to read this book for years, but was rather disappointed in the end. Sayers makes some interesting observations, but I didn't find her main thesis convincing: the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karen Amrhein
Did you read Letters to a Diminished Church? You need to read both books to get the full treatment from D L Sayers. Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Gallagher
For anyone who wants to more fully understand the scriptural concept of "the renewing of the mind," this book is a must.Published 11 months ago by jack kraft
Publisher of this edition is Continuum, with a short forward by Susan Howatch. I received a defective copy. One page was missing half the page. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Linda Sheean
Dorothy L. Sayers writes a brilliant treatise on creation and creativity. Her insights and her prose offer wonderful testimony to the craftsman of words.
"Mind-blowing." I agree not only with another reviewer, but with a friend who used the exact same words when he suggested I read this book. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by CaffeineEpiphanies.wordpress
Don't understand the question. I have my university degree in philosophy. This book by Sayers concerns her philosopy for the writer's approach to the act of literary creation as... Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by Gwen Bohlen
Amazing and insightful exploration of the mystery and meaning of Trinity.
That the God when he made Man in his image may have also meant Man as a creator is a wonderful... Read more