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Contributions in American Studies #0100: Testing the Faith: The New Catholic Fiction in America

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Since 1965 there has been an explosion of fiction about being Catholic, clearly a result of confusions in the post-Vatican II church. American Catholic culture has suffered severe dislocations, and fiction has provided one way of coping with those dislocations. In Testing the Faith, Anita Gandolfo provides an overview of fiction about the American Catholic experience.

The book considers emerging novelists such as Mary Gordon and Valerie Sayers and established writers like Paul Theroux. Among the popular writers covered are Andrew Greeley and William X. Keinzle. The volume also considers the emergence of new, young writers, such as Jeanne Schinto, Sheila O'Connor, and Philip Deaver. By analyzing patterns in contemporary Catholic fiction, Gandolfo shows both the shared interest these writers have in the Catholic experience and their individual perspectives on that experience. The book is the first to consider post-Vatican II Catholic literature, and will be of interest to those concerned with both the Catholic experience and current literature.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-218) and index.

About the Author

ANITA GANDOLFO is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Military Academy where she was the founding Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and a Professor of English.

Table of Contents

Preface

Faith and Imagination

Visions of Experience

Visions of Passionate Intensity

Visions of Innocence Restored?

Visions of Reconciliation

Alternative Visions

Visions of Individualism

Prophetic Vision: The Spiritual Quest

Prophetic Vision: As We Are Now

Conclusion: Vision of a Changing Church

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313278433
Author:
Gandolfo, Anita
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Christianity and literature
Subject:
Theology in literature.
Subject:
Catholic fiction -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Catholic fiction
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Contributions in American studies,
Series Volume:
0100
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.59x6.31x.99 in. 1.21 lbs.

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