SUSAN COOPER, excerpts from The Dark is Rising.
T.S. ELIOT, "East Coker" (second of the Four Quartets, Part 3 and
JOSEPH CONRAD, excerpt from Heart of Darkness.
BIBLE, Isaiah 42:5-9 and
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Henry V prologue to Act IV.
The story of the "Black Angel" statue in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa
DANTE ALIGHIERI, beginning of Inferno (canto i, "unsa selva oscura") from The Divine Comedy and
Memorable lines from the 1966 television "soap opera" Dark Shadows.
BIBLE, The Gospel According to Saint John, Chapter 1, Verses 1-5 and 9-14 in Greek and in
the English of the Authorized Version.