Aiming at Heaven, Getting the Earth: The English Catholic Novel Today

Aiming at Heaven, Getting the Earth: The English Catholic Novel Today

By: Marian E. Crowe (author)Hardback

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This book argues that there is still vitality in the English Catholic novel. It analyzes the fiction of four contemporary Catholic novelists-Alice Thomas Ellis, David Lodge, Sara Maitland, and Piers Paul Read-and situates their work both within the tradition of the Catholic novel as it developed in France and England and within the changing post Vatican II Catholic Church.

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Marian E. Crowe is a visiting scholar in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame.


Chapter 1 The Theory of the Catholic Novel Chapter 2 The History of the Catholic Novel in England Chapter 3 The English Catholic Novel Today: Part 4 Alice Thomas Ellis Chapter 5 Strange Doings in Chelsea:The 27th Kingdom Chapter 6 In the Bleak Midwinter:The Birds of the Air Chapter 7 A Cosmic Comedian:Unexplained Laughter Part 8 David LodgeI Chapter 9 Intimations of Immortality:Paradise News Chapter 10 Re-Inventing Catholicism:How Far Can You Go? Chapter 11 Angst Meets Comedy:Therapy Part 12 Sara Maitland Chapter 13 Women of Faith:Daughter of Jerusalem Chapter 14 Through Wilderness to Freedom:Virgin TerritoryH Part 15 Piers Paul Read Chapter 16 Holding on to the Good: Brittle Joys Chapter 17 The Absurdity of Being Polish:Polonaise Chapter 18 A Rebel with a Cause:Monk Dawson Chapter 19 The Mystery of the Resurrection:On the Third Day Chapter 20 Conclusion: A Future for the English Catholic Novel?

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/03/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780739116401
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9780739116401
  • weight: 753
  • ISBN10: 0739116401

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