1) I am rather interested in fiction as a representation of the professions' ego-ideals.
2) Your depiction of the technique of the presidency/papacy and the nature of political power in Vicar was fascinating
3) I was curious how this was rooted in your own academic career and analytical publications.
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4) I felt you rushed Vicar through bereavement and his monastic experience in what I felt was the least persuasive part of
the book: (perhaps this was merely to make his papability more plausible in the College and provide a bridge between his careers.)
So I wondered if you had your own experience to draw upon. Albeit, thank you for a moving book! Its expression of sophisticated
religious commitment was extraordinary.