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John Ruskin and the King James Bible

By , 10 May 2011 4:13 pm

Ruskin, like many English writers, was inspired by the King James Bible: not only its religious teaching but its rhythms, imagery and social subversiveness. On Tuesday 17 May, Cambridge poet and academic Clive Wilmer will give a talk in the University Library on ‘The “King James” as Literary Inspiration: John Ruskin and the Bible’.

The talk starts in the Library’s Morison Room at 5.30 p.m., and forms part of the programme of the Friends of the Library (see http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/friends/programme.html). Friends of the Library: £2.50. Others: £3.50. (Junior members of the University of Cambridge: free.)

Before the talk, visitors may like to take the opportunity of viewing the Library’s current exhibition, ‘Great and Manifold Blessings: The Making of the King James Bible’, on display in the Exhibition Centre adjacent to the Morison Room (see http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/KJV/).