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Monsignor Quixote

Author : Graham Greene
ISBN : 9781409021001
Genre : Fiction
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Driven away from his parish by a censorious bishop, Monsignor Quixote sets off across Spain accompanied by a deposed renegade mayor as his own Sancho Panza, and his noble steed Rocinante – a faithful but antiquated SEAT 600. Like Cervantes’s classic, this comic, picaresque fable offers enduring insights into our life and times.
Category: Fiction

Aiming At Heaven Getting The Earth

Author : Marian E. Crowe
ISBN : 073911641X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study analyzes the fiction of four contemporary Catholic novelists: Alice Thomas Ellis, David Lodge, Sara Maitland, and Piers Paul Read.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Sanctification Of Don Quixote

Author : Eric Ziolkowski
ISBN : 9780271033655
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ziolkowski explores the religious implications of the figure of Don Quixote in Western literature from Cervantes to the present.While scholars and critics in the past have often called attention to the secularizing tendency of modern literature, to the numerous fictional adaptations of the Christ figure on the one hand, and the innumerable literary descendants of Don Quixote on the other, this study is the first to examine a lineage of characters in whom the images of the alleged savior and the mad knight are combined.After considering Don Quixote as the first modern novel, and taking into account its relationship to religion, society, and censorship in seventeenth-century Spain, Ziolkowski traces the history and fate of Don Quixote, the character, through a series of religious transformations over the centuries, focusing on three novels that adapt the Quixote figure: Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot, and Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote. Ziolkowski argues that, given the increased secularization and decline of religious consciousness over the last several centuries, any pursuit of religious values or ideas becomes questionable and this appears &"quixotic&" insofar as it stands in contradiction to the sociohistorical context. He concludes that religious existence, for the few who pursue it in suffering, which means that the religious person feels temporally displaced for adhering to a seemingly obsolete faith and lifestyle.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Hispanic Connection

Author : Zenia Sacks Da Silva
ISBN : 0275980901
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the span of Spanish and Latin American arts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Eucharist And Ecumenism

Author : Owen F. Cummings
ISBN : 9781621897682
Genre : Religion
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Most Christians worship on a regular basis on the Lord's Day. They have done so from the beginning, and their worship has centered on the Eucharist, following Jesus's words, Do this in remembrance of me. Over the two millennia of the Christian tradition there have been shifts of emphasis and understanding about the Eucharist. This book attempts to point out, by providing accessible accounts of both liturgies and liturgists across the centuries and traditions, just how much different Christians have in common and how they can benefit from attending to one another's worship. The author's ultimate hope is that in its small way, the book will contribute to Christians worshiping together.
Category: Religion

Graham Greene

Author : Robert Hoskins
ISBN : 9781135583057
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study reveals Greene in a dual role as author, one who projects literary experience into his view of life and subsequently projects both his experience and its "literary" interpretation into his fiction; and it defines two phases of Greenes novels through the changing relationship between writer and protagonists. The first phase progresses from acutely sensitive, self-divided young men somewhat like the young Greene to embittered, alienated characters ostensibly at great distance from their creator. The second phase (1939) includes a series of "portraits of the artist" through which Greene confronts more directly the tensions and conflicts of his private life.
Category: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Literature In English

Author : Ed. Manmohan K. Bhatnagar
ISBN : 8171566316
Genre : American literature
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Twentieth Century Marks A Watershed In Human History, Altering Significantly The Social, Moral, Psychological And Spiritual Dimensions Of Life. Reflecting These Changes Truthfully, Literature In English Written In Disparate Segments Of The Globe England, America And The Commonwealth Comes To Have A Significant Convergence Of Concerns And A Not-Too-Divergent Choice Of Artistic Strategies. The Present Volume Of Twentieth Century Literature In English Comprises Original Research Articles, Laying Bare Hitherto Unexplored Dimensions Of The Literature Of The Age Along These Lines.Prefaced By Incisive Insights Into Theoretical Aspects, Viz., The Modern Literary Scenario, Modernism And Post-Modernism, The Volume Includes Comprehensive Critiques Of The Works Of T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Paul Mark Scott, Graham Greene, Anthony Burgess, Tennesse Williams, Saul Bellow, Farhana Sheikh, Bharati Mukherjee, Ruth Prawer Jhabwala, Bhabani Bhattacharya, Manohar Malgonkar, Nayantara Sahgal, V.S. Naipaul, R.K. Narayan, Wole Soyinka, George Lamming And Christopher J. Koch.Incorporating Insightful Analysis Of Works Old And New Often From A Comparative Perspective, Involving Scrutiny Of Cliched Responses, The Present Volume Affords A View Of The Latest Research In The Field.
Category: American literature


Author : David Lipset
ISBN : 9781782383765
Genre : Social Science
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Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign—for example, a cattle car—and its referent, the Holocaust. These “sign-vehicles” serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground vehicles can be rich metaphors for the moral imagination. Following on this insight, Vehicles presents a collection of ethnographic essays on the metaphoric significance of vehicles in different cultures. Analyses include canoes in Papua New Guinea, pedestrians and airplanes in North America, lowriders among Mexican-Americans, and cars in contemporary China, Japan, and Eastern Europe, as well as among African-Americans in the South. Vehicles not only “carry people around,” but also “carry” how they are understood in relation to the dynamics of culture, politics and history.
Category: Social Science

Ethics In Pastoral Ministry

Author : Richard M. Gula
ISBN : 0809136201
Genre : Religion
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A review of the literature on ministerial ethics reveals scant reflection on it among Catholics. So this book is a modest attempt to make a Catholic contribution to stimulate a conversation within the Catholic Church on professional ethics in pastoral ministry.
Category: Religion

Dangerous Edges Of Graham Greene

Author : Dermot Gilvary
ISBN : 9781441144386
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Informative, broad-ranging, and sheds new light on the life and literary art of one of the last century's most celebrated authors.
Category: Literary Criticism