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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
This volume chronicles the influences, writing struggles and religious imagination at work in four American writers -- Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day. All of them were Catholic, and all of them flourished over the roughly 30- or 40-year period from the 1930's through the 60's that is sometimes called ''the Catholic moment'' in America. Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Day was the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; O'Connor was a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Percy was a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. The author draws comparisons between their backgrounds, temperaments, circumstances and words, he reveals "four like-minded writers" whose work took the shape of a movement. Though they produced no manifesto they were unified as pilgrims moving toward the same destination while taking different paths
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elie, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Merton, Thomas
  • Day, Dorothy
  • Percy, Walker
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Day, Dorothy
  • Merton, Thomas
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Percy, Walker
  • American literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Catholics
  • Catholics
  • Catholics in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Catholics
  • Catholics in literature
  • Catholics
  • Christianity and literature
  • United States
Label
The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage, Paul Elie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-534) 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
ocm51046749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 554 pages
Isbn
9780374529215
Lccn
2002192522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The life you save may be your own : an American pilgrimage, Paul Elie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-534) 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
ocm51046749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 554 pages
Isbn
9780374529215
Lccn
2002192522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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