|提及的人：||Thomas Merton; Dorothy Day; Walker Percy; Flannery O'Connor|
|描述：||xiii, 554 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||Prologue : on pilgrimage --
The downward path --
Seeking the real --
Another world --
The school of the Holy Ghost --
The stranger --
Pilgrimage or crusade? --
The holiness of the ordinary --
The life you save may be your own.
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.
- American literature -- Catholic authors -- History and criticism.
- Christianity and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
- Catholics -- United States -- Intellectual life.
- Catholics -- United States -- Biography.
- Catholics in literature.
- Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968.
- Day, Dorothy, -- 1897-1980.
- Percy, Walker, -- 1916-1990.
- O'Connor, Flannery.