Beyond reach of language: Kevin Hart and Christian mysticism

Toby Davidson*

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Kevin Hart is renowned in international literature and theology criticism as a major interpreter of Jacques Derrida's late 'turn to religion' and as a scholar of Catholic theology, Christian mysticism, Australian and European writers. Simultaneously, however, he has been steadily, sometimes radically, producing poetry influenced by his interest in Western Christian mysticism. This essay employs Hart's reading of Simone Weil's 'attending to God' through accompanying, waiting and stretching as organising categories for examining the growth and development of Hart's own Christian mystical poetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-284
Number of pages14
JournalLiterature and Theology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010
Externally publishedYes


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