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Publisher Comments:

Paul Giles describes how secular transformations of religious ideas have helped to shape the style and substance of works by American writers, filmmakers and artists from Catholic backgrounds such as Orestes Brownson, Theodore Dreiser, Mary McCarthy, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Altman. The book also explores how Catholicism was represented and mythologized by other American writers. By highlighting the recurring themes and preoccupations of American Catholic fictions, Giles challenges many of the accepted ideas about the centrality of Romanticism to the American literary canon. He reconstructs the different social, historical, and philosophical contexts from which aesthetics in the "Catholic" tradition have emerged, and shows how these stand in an oblique relationship to the assumptions of the American Enlightenment.

Synopsis:

Paul Giles describes how secular transformations of religious ideas have helped to shape the style and substance of works by American writers, filmmakers and artists from Catholic backgrounds.

Synopsis:

Paul Giles describes how secular transformations of religious ideas have helped to shape the style and substance of works by American writers, filmmakers and artists from Catholic backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Old Icons in a New Land: Part II. The Ironies of Modernism: Part III. Poetry of Confession and Apostasy: Part IV. Iconography and the Cinema of Catholicism: Part V. Postmodernism and the Novel of Displacement: Part VI. Legalism and the Fictions of Society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521417778
Author:
Giles, Paul
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Catholics
Subject:
Arts, American
Subject:
Arts, Modern
Subject:
Christianity and literature
Subject:
Catholics in literature
Subject:
Christianity and the arts
Subject:
Christian literature, American.
Subject:
Christianity and the arts -- United States.
Subject:
Arts, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Christianity and literature -- United States.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
no. 1[58]
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
564
Dimensions:
9.30x6.32x1.61 in. 2.00 lbs.

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