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Episode 224 – Robert Nathan
I want to introduce Robert Nathan to you.
Robert Nathan was born in 1894 and died in 1985.
He was the author of many novels, almost all of them bittersweet yet delightful tales of romantic love and its progress with everyday people.
Several of them, including The Bishop’s Wife and Portrait of Jennie, are fantasies — or rather, romances with a strong element of fantasy.
Moreover, several of them were made into Hollywood movies –right up to 2006.
Why I present Robert Nathan to you is because he is after the one thing needful — ‘What is Love?’ (Foreigner). But he is also after God. God comes into almost all Nathan’s stories, directly and with a deep and loyal openness. Robert Nathan was a believer, but neither — tho’ he was Jewish by birth — a practising Jew nor a practising Christian. But also sort of both! Today he would be considered almost overly assimilated, as he seems to move effortlessly between a Christian thought-world and a Jewish-one. But above all a Love Story (1970) thought-world!
Read Robert Nathan! See Portrait of Jennie (1948)!
He is a lovely pleasure, not a guilty one, for your ‘Wonder Years’, for your Twilight Time, and for your Sunset Years. He’s really for everybody, in every year. HUGS.