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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy$
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Stephen Blackwood

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198718314

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718314.001.0001

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Repetition, Narration, and the Meditative Ascent

Repetition, Narration, and the Meditative Ascent

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(p.188) (p.189) 8 Repetition, Narration, and the Meditative Ascent
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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718314.003.0012

This chapter introduces a distinction between the prisoner of the narrative and the prisoner as narrator. This distinction leads to a consideration of the Consolation as a meditative ascent intended for both the prisoner and the reader.

Keywords:   narrator, meditative ascent, reader, spiritual exercise, McMahon, Boethius, Augustine

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