About the Author
Paul Claudel (1868-1955) was the author of numerous plays including Le Pain dur and Le Soulier de satin, and several volumes of poetry, the most famous of which is Five Great Odes. James Lawler is a translator and scholar of modern French poetry, especially that of the Symbolists. Most recently he wrote "Poetry and Moral Dialectic: Baudelaire's "Secret Architecture.""
Monsignor Luigi Giussani (1922-2005) was the founder of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation in Italy. His works are available in fifteen languages and include the trilogy The Religious Sense, At the Origin of the Christian Claim, and Why th