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The Resource All good books are Catholic books : print culture, censorship, and modernity in twentieth-century America, Una M. Cadegan

All good books are Catholic books : print culture, censorship, and modernity in twentieth-century America, Una M. Cadegan

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All good books are Catholic books : print culture, censorship, and modernity in twentieth-century America
Title
All good books are Catholic books
Title remainder
print culture, censorship, and modernity in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Una M. Cadegan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Until the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church toward the social, cultural, economic, and political developments of the twentieth century was largely antagonistic. Naturally opposed to secularization, skeptical of capitalist markets indifferent to questions of justice, confused and appalled by new forms of high and low culture, and resistant to the social and economic freedom of women--in all of these ways the Catholic Church set itself up as a thoroughly anti-modern institution. Yet, in and through the period from World War I to Vatican II, the Church did engage with, react to, and even accommodate various aspects of modernity. In All Good Books Are Catholic Books, Una M. Cadegan shows how the Church's official position on literary culture developed over this crucial period. The Catholic Church in the United States maintained an Index of Prohibited Books and the National Legion of Decency (founded in 1933) lobbied Hollywood to edit or ban movies, pulp magazines, and comic books that were morally suspect. These regulations posed an obstacle for the self-understanding of Catholic American readers, writers, and scholars. But as Cadegan finds, Catholics developed a rationale by which they could both respect the laws of the Church as it sought to protect the integrity of doctrine and also engage the culture of artistic and commercial freedom in which they operated as Americans. Catholic literary figures including Flannery O'Connor and Thomas Merton are important to Cadegan's argument, particularly as their careers and the reception of their work demonstrate shifts in the relationship between Catholicism and literary culture. Cadegan trains her attention on American critics, editors, and university professors and administrators who mediated the relationship among the Church, parishioners, and the culture at large
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YDXCP
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1960-
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Cadegan, Una M.
Dewey number
810.9/921282
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN485
LC item number
.C324 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cushwa Center studies of Catholicism in twentieth-century America
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic literature
  • Catholic literature
  • Catholics
  • Censorship
  • Modernism (Christian theology)
  • Catholic Church
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Catholic literature
  • Catholic literature
  • Catholics
  • Modernism (Christian theology)
  • United States
Label
All good books are Catholic books : print culture, censorship, and modernity in twentieth-century America, Una M. Cadegan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1987
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the cultural work of Catholic literature -- U.S. Catholic literary aesthetics -- Modernisms literary and theological -- Declining oppositions -- The history and function of Catholic censorship, as told to the twentieth century -- Censorship in the land of "thinking on one's own" -- Art and freedom in the era of "the church of your choice" -- Reclaiming the modernists, reclaiming the modern -- Peculiarly possessed of the modern consciousness -- Epilogue : the abrogation of the index
Control code
858956124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (page cm).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801468988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.7591/9780801468988
  • ebc3138517
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31ms5h
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858956124
Label
All good books are Catholic books : print culture, censorship, and modernity in twentieth-century America, Una M. Cadegan
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1987
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the cultural work of Catholic literature -- U.S. Catholic literary aesthetics -- Modernisms literary and theological -- Declining oppositions -- The history and function of Catholic censorship, as told to the twentieth century -- Censorship in the land of "thinking on one's own" -- Art and freedom in the era of "the church of your choice" -- Reclaiming the modernists, reclaiming the modern -- Peculiarly possessed of the modern consciousness -- Epilogue : the abrogation of the index
Control code
858956124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (page cm).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801468988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.7591/9780801468988
  • ebc3138517
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31ms5h
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858956124

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