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Encyclopedia of Catholic literature / edited by Mary R. Reichardt.


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Publication date:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
  • Book
  • 2 v. (xxix, 842) p. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • v. 1. The letters of Abelard and Heloise / Peter Abelard
  • The book of the Blessed Angela of Foligno / Angela of Foligno
  • Confessions of St. Augustine / Augustine of Hippo
  • The path to Rome / Hilaire Belloc
  • The diary of a country priest / Georges Bernanos
  • Group portrait with lady / Heinrich Böll
  • The spirit-rapper : an autobiography / Orestos Brownson
  • Death comes for the archbishop / Willa Cather
  • Dialogue / Catherine of Siena
  • The Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The everlasting man / G.K. Chesterton
  • The house on Mango Street / Sandra Cisneros
  • Break of noon / Paul Claudel
  • House of gold / Elizabeth Cullinan
  • The divine comedy / Dante Alighieri
  • The long loneliness / Dorothy Day
  • Holy the firm / Annie Dillard
  • Babette's feast / Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
  • The hind and the panther / John Dryden
  • Voices from the moon / Andre Dubus
  • Poems / William Dunbar
  • Four quartets / T.S. Eliot
  • Silence / Shusaku Endo
  • The praise of folly / Desiderius Erasmus
  • The veritable years : poems 1949-1966 / William Everson (Brother Antoninus)
  • In the house of Brede / Rumer Godden
  • The malefactors / Caroline Gordon
  • Final payments / Mary Gordon --The power and the glory / Graham Greene
  • Mariette in extasy / Ron Hanson
  • North of hope / Jon Hassler
  • Scivias / Hildegard of Bingen
  • Poems / Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • The dark night of the soul / John of the Cross
  • A portrait of the artist as a young man / James Joyce
  • Response to Sor Filotea / Sor Juana Inës de la Cruz
  • Revelations of divine love / Julian of Norwich
  • The year of living dangerously / Christopher J. Koch
  • v. 2. Selected stories / Mary Lavin
  • The circus of the sun / Robert Lax
  • The song at the scaffold / Gertrud von le Fort
  • The stream and the sapphire / Denise Levertov
  • Viper's tangle and A woman of the Pharisees / François Mauriac
  • The seven storey mountain / Thomas Merton
  • Poems / Alice Meynell
  • Catholics / Brian Moore
  • Utopia / Thomas More
  • Apologia pro vita sua / John Henry Newman
  • Loss and gain, The story of a convert and Callista, a sketch of the third century / John Henry Newman
  • The cloister walk / Kathleen Norris
  • Wise blood / Flannery O'Connor
  • Short stories / Flannery O'Connor
  • Lancelot / Walker Percy
  • Essay on man / Alexander Pope
  • Ship of fools / Kathleen Anne Porter
  • Morte d'Urban / J.F. Powers
  • Poems / Jessica Powers
  • A season in the West / Piers Paul Read
  • Poems / Christina Rossetti
  • The man born to be king / Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Letters of Mother Seton to Mrs. Julianna Scott / Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • Quo vadis? / Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Memento mori / Muriel Spark
  • Essays on woman / Edith Stein
  • Eternity, my beloved / Jean Sulivan
  • Exemplar / Henry Suso
  • The interior castle / Teresa of Avila
  • Story of a soul / Thérèse of Lisieux
  • The lord of the rings / J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Kristin Lavransdatter / Sigrid Undset
  • Brideshead revisited / Evelyn Waugh
  • Sword of honor / Evelyn Waugh
  • Waiting for God / Simone Weil
  • Frost in May / Antonia White
  • Beyond the bedroom wall / Larry Woiwode.
Publisher's Summary:
The Catholic faith has inspired some of the world's greatest creative works and has been a powerful force in history from the Roman Empire to the present. Catholic writers reflect their heritage in their works, and generations of readers have continued to appreciate the Catholic literary tradition. Many works by Catholic writers hold a high place in the literary canon and have exerted a tremendous cultural and political influence. Still others continue to be widely read by contemporary readers and quietly shape modern society. Some works, too, reflect the conflicts of the Catholic Church in the 21st century and capture the struggles of individual Catholics in a secular society. This encyclopedia covers the vast riches of the Catholic literary tradition from its origins to the present day. This two-volume set includes substantial entries on more than 70 major works from around the world. A special effort has been made to cover women writers and writers of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, whose works reflect the many dimensions of the Catholic experience. The encyclopedia provides entries on such writers and works as St. Augustine's Confessions, Catherine of Siena's Dialogue, Dante's The Divine Comedy, Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and Muriel Spark's Memento Mori. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography of the writer, a plot summary of a major work, an extended critical discussion, an overview of the work's critical reception, and a selected bibliography. The entries give detailed attention to particular works and explore their relation to Catholic thought. The encyclopedia concludes with a selected, general bibliography. Examines an especially long and rich literary tradition Provides extensive coverage of major works, discussing them in the light of their Catholic heritage Will appeal to readers interested in religion and literature Entries are written by expert contributors, citing current scholarship Each entry includes a plot summary, biography, extended critical discussion, overview of the work's critical reception, and a selected bibliography Covers writers from around the world, from antiquity to the present, including women writers and writers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Reichardt, Mary R.

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