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Crossroads Essays on the Catholic Novelists
     

Crossroads Essays on the Catholic Novelists

by Albert Sonnenfeld
 
The essays that make up this book...form a kaleidoscopic portrait of the major Catholic novelists of the last fifty years. The book constitutes an elegy for an apparently dying form in a time of radical change for the Church and for those who saw the drama of Catholic salvation as material for modern fiction where the principal and decisive issue is the salvation or

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The essays that make up this book...form a kaleidoscopic portrait of the major Catholic novelists of the last fifty years. The book constitutes an elegy for an apparently dying form in a time of radical change for the Church and for those who saw the drama of Catholic salvation as material for modern fiction where the principal and decisive issue is the salvation or damnation of the hero or heroine.
(The) novelists who are considered here: Bernanos, Böll, Mauriac and Greene, among others, protested...that they were merely novelists who happened also to be Catholic. Yet their stories were not just about traditional social ideals, rather, by extension, the regeneration of souls through the struggle of the human experience.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016568676
Publisher:
Leaking Ink Press
Publication date:
06/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
138
File size:
195 KB

Meet the Author

Albert Sonnenfeld is a cultural historian, free-lance journalist, restaurant consultant and reviewer, raconteur, and for many years literature professor at Princeton and USC. Albert Sonnenfeld directs the series Arts of the Table: Studies in Culinary History for Columbia University Press, where he has edited Food: A Culinary History (1999). His edition and translation of Culture of the Fork (2001) and of Food as culture were published at C.U.P.
Four times decorated by the French Republic, lately as Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres and Chevalier dans l’ordre du merite agricole, Sonnenfeld served four terms on the National Board of Directors of The American Institute of Wine and Food. In 2002 he was named editor of The FCI Review by The French Culinary Institute of New York. He has also been food columnist and restaurant reviewer for Westside News Publications and Brentwood Media Group and syndicated by "Critique Guides Series."

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