|Is Life Unsatisfying? Augustine Says, ‘You Are Not Alone.’|
James K. A. Smith accompanies the church father on a journey through the human heart.
Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is an American classic. It is easily (and often) parodied for its freewheeling style, but it is also full of magical sentences and encapsulations of life in postwar America. At its heart, the book is about longing: for transcendence, for love, for experience, for a sense of place and belonging. And, more deeply, for a sense of self.
In one revelatory scene, Kerouac writes, “I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Is Life Unsatisfying?