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

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The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage
Title
The life you save may be your own
Title remainder
an American pilgrimage
Statement of responsibility
Paul Elie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them, in works that readers of all kinds could admire. This book is their story, a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them--the School of the Holy Ghost--and for three decades they exchanged letters, read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." In this book Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change--to save--our lives
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elie, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.C3
LC item number
E45 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Catholics
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Catholics
  • Merton, Thomas
  • Day, Dorothy
  • Percy, Walker
  • O'Connor, Flannery
Label
The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage, Paul Elie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-534) and index
Control code
51046749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiii, 554 p.
Isbn
9780374256807
Lccn
2002192522
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage, Paul Elie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-534) and index
Control code
51046749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiii, 554 p.
Isbn
9780374256807
Lccn
2002192522
Other physical details
ill.

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