Monday, August 10, 2009

The Nun, The Infidel & The Superman by Felicitas Corrigan

How could I resist a book with such a title? This is a story of the friendships among a cloistered nun, the director of the Fitzwilliam museum at Cambridge, and [George] Bernard Shaw. The writing is rather academic (read somewhat ponderous and at times of remarkably complicated structure), but Corrigan's reliance on the letters between Dame Laurentia (the nun) and Sydney Cockerell (the infidel) and Shaw (the superman) reminds us of the loss we suffer at the hands of tweets and emoticons and of the possibilities of long, strong friendships.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: BX 4705 .M246 C67 1985
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Nancy Stenerson Gonzales, Cataloger, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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