In this 1922 study of the Catholic revival in literature Shuster, a distinguished author and editor on Catholic, social, and political themes, considers the works of Cardinal Newman, John Ruskin, Walter Pater, G. K. Chesteron, Hillaire Belloc, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Christina Rossetti, Francis Thompson, and several Irish writers, among others—while deeming most American Catholic fiction unreadable.
About the Author
George Nauman Shuster (1894-1977) was in the US intelligence service during World War I and taught at the University of Notre Dame, among other colleges. He later served for twenty years as the president of Hunter College in New York. A prestigious member of the Roman Catholic Church, Shuster suggested a change in the church’s opposition to birth control. A co-creator of UNESCO, he wrote The World’s Great Catholic Literature, Strong Man Rules: An Interpretation of Germany Today, and The Ground I Walked On, among other works.