The Fine Delight

Postconciliar Catholic Literature

By Nicholas Ripatrazone

The Fine Delight

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  • ISBN: 9781620321720
  • Pages: 202
  • Publication Date: 4/9/2013
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The Fine Delight

Postconciliar Catholic Literature

By Nicholas Ripatrazone

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620321720
  • Pages: 202
  • Publication Date: 4/9/2013
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620321720
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 4/9/2013
  • Retail Price: $23.00
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Endorsements & Reviews-

"Where are all the Catholic writers? is a popular question these days. In his beautifully realized new book The Fine Delight, Nicholas Ripatrazone offers an answer: they are among us, writing. With skill and care, he explores the artistry of three superb writers--Ron Hansen, Paul Mariani, and Andre Dubus--as well as several other contemporary Catholic authors. In the process he reveals . . . how reading can be sacramental, enabling us to discover God's presence in our modern world."
--James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

"The Fine Delight is a text of scholarship and personal consideration of American literature that is marked by and built from postconciliar Catholic thought. Nicholas Ripatrazone has written a highly readable study of the work of writers whose beliefs vary widely, but who share a living engagement with the Word. This book itself is just such an engagement. It will inspire more informed and curious reading."
--Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming: Stories

"Nicholas Ripatrazone offers an insightful interrogation into the theological and aesthetic strategies of contemporary Catholic writers--novelists, poets, and essayists writing in the last fifty years. Aware that the Catholic imagination is not static, he suggests helpful ways to understand how post-Vatican II writers situate their faith in light of their artistic vision. A timely book, Ripatrazone helps extend the critical and pastoral implications of a Catholic literary aesthetic."
--Mark Bosco, SJ, author of Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Contributors-

Nicholas Ripatrazone

Bio(s)-

Nick Ripatrazone is the author of six books, most recently Good People, a collection of stories. He is a staff writer for The Millions, and a contributor to Esquire, Commonweal, Image, America, The Kenyon Review, and National Public Radio.

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