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The Resource Catholic revival in English literature, 1845-1961 : Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh, Ian Ker

Catholic revival in English literature, 1845-1961 : Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh, Ian Ker

Label
Catholic revival in English literature, 1845-1961 : Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh
Title
Catholic revival in English literature, 1845-1961
Title remainder
Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh
Statement of responsibility
Ian Ker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This text presents a thorough discussion of the six principal writers of the Catholic revival in English literature -- Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene and Waugh. Beginning with Newman's conversion in 1845 and ending with Waugh's completion of the trilogy "The Sword of Honour" in 1961, it explores how Catholicism shaped the work of these six prominent writers. John Henry Newman claimed in "The Idea of a University" that post-Reformation English literature was overwhelmingly Protestant and that there was no prospect of a Catholic body of literature. Describing this claim as "happily lacking in prescience", Ian Ker argues that Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene and Waugh succeeded in producing a substantial body of literature written by Catholics who wrote as "Catholics". These Catholic revivalists were not so much influenced by traditional Catholic themes of guilt, sin and ceremony, as they were attracted to unexpected facets of Catholicism. The idea of a Catholic priest as a craftsman is a recurring motif, as is the celebration of the ordinariness and objectivity of Catholicism. Ker's reading of these six major writers should appeal to anyone with an interest in 19th- and 20th-century English literature, or the relation between literature and theology
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ker, I. T.
Dewey number
820.9/9222
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.C3
LC item number
K47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Catholics
  • Catholics
  • Catholic literature
  • Catholics in literature
  • Catholic Church
Label
Catholic revival in English literature, 1845-1961 : Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh, Ian Ker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-223) 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
John Henry Newman's discovery of Catholicism -- From Oxford to Liverpool : the conversion and poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Hilaire Belloc and the Catholic 'thing' -- The Dickensian Catholicism of G.K.Chesterton -- The Catholicism of Greeneland -- Evelyn Waugh : the priest as craftsman
Control code
52424035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 231 pages
Isbn
9780268038793
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003012366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Catholic revival in English literature, 1845-1961 : Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh, Ian Ker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-223) 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
John Henry Newman's discovery of Catholicism -- From Oxford to Liverpool : the conversion and poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Hilaire Belloc and the Catholic 'thing' -- The Dickensian Catholicism of G.K.Chesterton -- The Catholicism of Greeneland -- Evelyn Waugh : the priest as craftsman
Control code
52424035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 231 pages
Isbn
9780268038793
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003012366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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