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Camerado & The Trial of Pius XII: Two Plays
Guernica Editions, Spring 2013
142 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550716788
ISBN10: 1550716786
English
$9.00 Canada, $9.00 US

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Camerado is a play presenting the very dramatic life and compelling thoughts of Walt Whitman, who remains the foremost American poet of the greatness possible in the human spirit, and in the spirit of a vital democracy. His inspiring views and tough criticisms, expressed in simple, but beautiful and powerful language remain as critically relevant to us today as they were in his lifetime. History placed Pius XII on trial during his reign as pope, from 1939 to 1958, testing how a moral and religious leader, in his case of the largest Christian church on earth, should lead in the midst of World War II, the Cold War, and horrible mass crimes against humanity. This play presents very dramatic but fair views of that test and how the pope performed vis a vis them, and provokes thoughts about moral leaders facing great challenges in our time.
I was having a love affair, you see. With Manhattan. I loved the human forest there, and found it thickest at Pfaff 's Rathskeller below the sidewalk on Broadway. There were artists and stage people there, newspapermen and loafers. The great belly-breathing democratic creature!

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