Aiming at Heaven, Getting the Earth

Aiming at Heaven, Getting the Earth
Title Aiming at Heaven, Getting the Earth PDF eBook
Author Marian E. Crowe
Publisher Lexington Books
Pages 424
Release 2007
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780739116418

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"Although many literary critics assert that the Catholic novel is in decline, Aiming at Heaven, Getting the Earth: The English Catholic Novel Today argues that there is still vitality in the English Catholic novel at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Marian Crowe relates this fiction to recent developments in the post-Vatican II Church and elucidates intriguing possibilities for future Catholic fiction. In addition to discussing the theory and history of the Catholic novel, the book provides an in-depth study of four contemporary English Catholic novelists."--BOOK JACKET.

Designing Paradise

Designing Paradise
Title Designing Paradise PDF eBook
Author Don Hibbard
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Pages 238
Release 2006
Genre Architecture
ISBN 9781568985749

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"Designing Paradise : The Allure of the Hawaiian Resort follows the history of tourist destinations in the Hawaiian Islands, the motivations that shaped their formation, and the buildings and landscapes that are the embodiments of this paradise of the Pacific. Comprehensively illustrated with drawings, ephemera, archival images, and contemporary photographs, Designing Paradise examines the most magnificent and culturally rich architecture to emerge in the Hawaiian Islands and provides insight into the essence and allure of Hawai'i. The resorts presented here are more than places of shelter or destinations; they exemplify the aloha spirit and the idyllic mythos of Hawai'i."--BOOK JACKET.

David Lodge

David Lodge
Title David Lodge PDF eBook
Author Bernard Bergonzi
Publisher Northcote House Pub Limited
Pages 79
Release 1995
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0746307551

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David Lodge is internationally celebrated as a novelist and critic, and, more recently, as a writer for television. This study examines his work from The Picturegoers (1960) to Therapy (1995). There are chapters on Lodge's early, mainly realistic, fiction; on his trilogy of campus novels, Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work; and on his interest, sometimes light-hearted, sometimes deeply serious, in Catholicism, notably in How Far Can You Go? and Paradise News. Lodge's practice as a novelist has been paralleled over the years by his work as a literary critic and theorist who is keenly interested in fictional form. There is an account of his critical writing, and the study concludes with an assessment of Lodge's achievement as a best-selling novelist with intellectual interests in criticismand theology, who has successfully brought together observant realism, metafictional consciousness and dazzling comedy.

War Poets and Other Subjects

War Poets and Other Subjects
Title War Poets and Other Subjects PDF eBook
Author Bernard Bergonzi
Publisher Routledge
Pages 281
Release 2017-03-02
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1351873911

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In the opening section of these related studies of modern literature, Bernard Bergonzi considers the poetry and fiction of two World Wars, including discussions of Wilfred Owen, Richard Aldington’s Death of a Hero, Pat Barker’s Regeneration, and the poetry of the Desert War of the 1940s. The second section deals with a number of prominent twentieth-century authors. Among other subjects, it looks at Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier as a novel anticipating the Great War, the treatment of memory in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and aspects of the poetry of T.S. Eliot, responding to arguments about its anti-semitism. The final section is on Catholic writers, from Hopkins and Chesterton to Graham Greene and David Lodge. The book continues Bergonzi’s extensive career as a critic and literary historian of the modern period, and takes a fresh look at the subjects of some of the earlier books, such as Hopkins, Eliot, Wells, and the literature of war.

Writer's Luck

Writer's Luck
Title Writer's Luck PDF eBook
Author David Lodge
Publisher Random House
Pages 400
Release 2018-01-11
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1473553970

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‘A wonderfully candid and insightful account of a writer’s life’ William Boyd Luck, good or bad, plays an important part in a writer’s career. In 1976 Lodge was pursuing a ‘twin-track career’ as novelist and academic but the balancing act was increasingly difficult, and he became a full-time writer just before he published his bestselling novel Nice Work. Readers of Lodge’s novels will be fascinated by the insights this book gives – not only into his professional career but also more personal experience, such as his growing scepticism of his Catholic religion and the challenges of parenting. Anyone who is interested in learning about the creative process and about the life of a writer will find Writer’s Luck a candid and entertaining guide.

Paradise News

Paradise News
Title Paradise News PDF eBook
Author David Lodge
Publisher Random House
Pages 305
Release 2012-02-29
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1446496740

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Bernard Walsh, agnostic theologian, has a professional interest in heaven. But when he travels to Hawaii with his reluctant father Jack, to visit Jack's dying, estranged sister it feels more like purgatory than paradise. Surrounded by quarrelling honeymooners, a freeloading anthropologist and assorted tourists in search of their own personal paradise, and with his father whisked off to hospital after an unfortunate accident, Bernard is beginning to regret ever coming to Haiwaii. Until, that is, he stumbles on something he had given up hope of finding: the astonishing possibility of love.

The Catholic Imagination

The Catholic Imagination
Title The Catholic Imagination PDF eBook
Author Andrew Greeley
Publisher Univ of California Press
Pages 228
Release 2000
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780520232044

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"Greeley has written a lively, controversial and stimulating book in which he describes a Catholic imagination which is different from (not better or worse than) a Protestant imagination. Going beyond his own position, I believe Protestants have much to learn not just about the Catholic imagination but from it as he describes it."—Robert Bellah, coauthor of Habits of the Heart "Andrew Greeley is the most vivid sociological writer of our time. By studying artists and artisans directly, he brings David Tracy's theory of religious imagination to life. The survey data show that ordinary people have imaginations too, and that the lay person's imagination is also framed by religious tradition. This book is a tour de force."—Michael Hout, University of California, Berkeley