The Textual Body, Irony, and Betrayal in John Donne and Emily Dickinson
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Liturgical Liaisons examines the development of liturgical poetics in Donne and Dickinson. . . . Here is liturgical risk--love must pass through betrayal. Heit offers fresh, imaginative thinking on deeply serious issues."
--George Newlands, Glasgow University
"An engaging and thoughtful meditation on Christ's body and the Last Supper as a signifier of displaced and deferred meaning, Liturgical Liaisons uses the related disciplines of theology and philosophy to open up the liturgical value of Donne and Dickinson's poetry. . . . This is a fascinating and delicate contribution to the growing academic interest in the relationship between literature and theology."
--Linda Freedman, author of Emily Dickinson and the Religious Imagination
"Liturgical Liaisons is a sophisticated, luminous interpretation of John Donne and Emily Dickinson's poetry that brilliantly draws on theological and literary methodologies. . . . Whether discussing Heidegger or the Psalms, Derrida or the Last Supper, Heit is a subtle, thoughtful, and ambitious critic. This is a compelling, interdisciplinary, and scholarly book that contributes to a new comprehension of Donne and Dickinson, an inspired conjunction that now seems utterly convincing."
--Richard A. Kaye, Hunter College and the Graduate Center
"Heit's vision demonstrates its merits in rich and expansive readings of the erotic and erotically frustrated poetry of John Donne and Emily Dickinson. Liturgical Liaisons is a refreshing and engaging read for anyone interested in the intersection of literature and theology."
--Donovan McAbee, Belmont University