In 1950, 11-year-old Maria Goretti was sainted for defending her virginity, while her canonizer
Pope Pius XII lauded her for her chastity.
He was also an erudite antiquarian, a wonderful companion for, say, visiting old churches: as a student, he himself had been shown round most of the City of london churches by Sir John Betjeman, poet laureate and canonizer
of a certain traditional vision of English life, whom he revered.
This is, though, in keeping with loppolo's assertion that the |only canonizer
and constituter of Shakespeare's texts .
Given these perplexities--the stalemate between canonizers
and devil's advocates--Starting Point, a collection of Miyazaki's writings first published in 1997 but appearing in English for the first time, could not be timelier (a second volume, Turning Point: 1997-2008, was published in 2008, but has not yet been translated).
of the Life faced the difficulty of accounting for Cellini's significance both within and without the model of artisanship--as the mastery of "situations," as a wider way of life, and as printed narrative--emerging from the craft movement.
The transcript--which flows from one example to the other, brought to an end with unfortunately chipped summaries--comes at its best when Kermode explains the alterations of canon by psychoanalyzing the great canonizers
, highlighting sexual archetypal patterns in their attitudes to canon: Arnold's plaisir of passages displaying "pathos" and "ever-increasing, irremediable pain," and Eliot's take on texts of "education, ruin, damnation, and the pains of purgatory.