Reynolds Price and Mercy

He researched the theme of mercy in the writings of Reynolds Price, and led a small group breakout session at the Mockingbird conference in NYC in April 2014. In addition, he wrote an article on his summer CPE experience in Charlottesville that was accepted by Commonweal magazine.

Grant Year
Recipient Name
Bassett, Win
Berkeley at Yale
North America
Commonweal Magazine Features Article by Win Bassett

March 3, 2015

Commonweal Magazine online featured Last Word: The Silent Treatment by Win Bassett.

Another expression one too often hears at hospitals: “Everything happens for a reason.” Patients who were offered this bit of cheap wisdom would often reply by asking what the reason could be for a motor vehicle accident or the diabetes that had taken one of their limbs. “Surely God is great, and we do not know him,” Elihu says in the Book of Job. “Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion?”