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This edition: A Little Lower Than the Angels

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Considers how Western Essentialism, a blend of Hebrew religious thought and Greek rationalist thought, shapes our concept of the human person and explores the challenge of atheistic Existentialism as well as the power of gender stereotypes. Poets Lucille Clifton and Stanley Kunitz and novelist Edna O'Brien. Biographer David Levering Lewis, novelist Mary Gordon, and poet Linda Pastan.