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The Resource The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage, Paul Elie

The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage, Paul Elie

Label
The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage
Title
The life you save may be your own
Title remainder
an American pilgrimage
Statement of responsibility
Paul Elie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the middle of the twentieth century, four American Catholics, working independently of one another, came to believe that the best way to explore the quandaries of religious faith was in writing - in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story - a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us." "Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the foundress of the Catholic Worker movement and its penny newspaper in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-centered" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them - the School of the Holy Ghost - and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common."" "A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story, and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own, Paul Elie tells these four writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-posessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms their readers could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change - to save - our lives."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elie, Paul
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Catholics
  • Catholics
  • Catholics in literature
  • Merton, Thomas
  • Day, Dorothy
  • Percy, Walker
  • O'Connor, Flannery
Label
The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage, Paul Elie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Counterparts
  • Convergences
  • Pilgrimage or crusade?
  • The holiness of the ordinary
  • The life you save may be your own
  • Prologue : on pilgrimage
  • Experience
  • The downward path
  • Seeking the real
  • Another world
  • Independents
  • The school of the Holy Ghost
  • The stranger
Control code
l82002192522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 554 p, [16] p. of plates.
Isbn
9780374256807
Lccn
2002192522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage, Paul Elie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Counterparts
  • Convergences
  • Pilgrimage or crusade?
  • The holiness of the ordinary
  • The life you save may be your own
  • Prologue : on pilgrimage
  • Experience
  • The downward path
  • Seeking the real
  • Another world
  • Independents
  • The school of the Holy Ghost
  • The stranger
Control code
l82002192522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 554 p, [16] p. of plates.
Isbn
9780374256807
Lccn
2002192522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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