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The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage

Verfasser/in: Paul Elie
Verlag: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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This volume chronicles the influences, writing struggles and religious imagination at work in four American writers -- Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day. All of them were Catholic, and all of them flourished over the roughly 30- or 40-year period from the 1930's through the 60's that is sometimes called ''the Catholic moment'' in America. Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Day was  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Name: Thomas Merton; Dorothy Day; Walker Percy; Flannery O'Connor; Dorothy Day; Thomas Merton; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Paul Elie
ISBN: 0374256802 9780374256807
OCLC-Nummer: 51046749
Beschreibung: xiii, 554 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: Prologue : on pilgrimage --
Experience --
The downward path --
Seeking the real --
Another world --
Independents --
The school of the Holy Ghost --
The stranger --
Counterparts --
Convergences --
Pilgrimage or crusade? --
The holiness of the ordinary --
The life you save may be your own.
Verfasserangabe: Paul Elie.
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This volume chronicles the influences, writing struggles and religious imagination at work in four American writers -- Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day. All of them were Catholic, and all of them flourished over the roughly 30- or 40-year period from the 1930's through the 60's that is sometimes called ''the Catholic moment'' in America. Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Day was the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; O'Connor was a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Percy was a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. The author draws comparisons between their backgrounds, temperaments, circumstances and words, he reveals "four like-minded writers" whose work took the shape of a movement. Though they produced no manifesto they were unified as pilgrims moving toward the same destination while taking different paths.

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