TITLE

Novelist, Catholic or Both

PUB. DATE
March 1924
SOURCE
America;3/22/1924, Vol. 30 Issue 23, p549
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Catholic novelists and on the question of how Catholic a novel by a Catholic should be. It states that many of the most famous novelists, such as Joseph Conrad, Kathleen Norris and Peter Kyne, never gave the slightest indication of their religion in their books. It mentions that it would be narrow and faultfinding criticism to condemn these writers for not introducing Catholic settings, characters and doctrine into stories intended for the secular reader.
ACCESSION #
35281156

 

Related Articles

  • THE PROBLEM OF EXISTENCE AND ALIENATION IN CONRAD'S LORD JIM. MADRAN, Cumhur Yılmaz // Journal of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Social Science Institute;ara2016, Vol. 8 Issue 17, p573 

    Joseph Conrad, as one of the outstanding twentieth century novelists, explores the human condition and reflects the contradictions of human nature in his novel, Lord Jim. According to him, man is an absurd creature living in an absurd world, in a sinister and alien environment. He deeply feels...

  • Conrad: A Polish Palinurus. Brady, Charles A. // America;9/21/1957, Vol. 97 Issue 25, p649 

    The article focuses on Joseph Conrad, a great Catholic writer of Polish blood. A description of his characteristics as a writer is presented along with how he is categorized based on works. His ambivalence is explained in the context of his triple exile. The great themes of his works are...

  • LITERATURE. WILLIAMS, MICHAEL // America;11/13/1915, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p113 

    The article discusses the spiritual aspects of the works of novelist Joseph Conrad whose interest in life is characteristically Catholic. According to the article, unlike most writers who write simply to entertain and make money, Conrad belongs to the group of writers who write with serious...

  • Conrad's Global Homeland. Harpham, Geoffrey Galt // Raritan;Summer2001, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p20 

    Criticizes the writings of Conrad, author of fictional books. Significance of fictitious characters he used in his writings; Contextual theme of his novels; Historical setting of the narratives; Presentation and plot of the texts.

  • "Speech Was of No Use": Conrad, a New Journalism, and the Critical Abjection of Testimony. Artese, Brian // Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring2003, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p176 

    Focuses on Joseph Conrad and his modernist novels. Importance of an internal narration and the idea of anonymity; Aspects of witnessing and testimonies; Criticism of Conrad's disobedience of the general law of fiction; Source of Conrad's corporate power.

  • Joseph Conrad. Gorra, Michael // Hudson Review;Winter2007, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p541 

    In this essay the author discusses the life and work of novelist Joseph Conrad. He notes the various phases of his career and assesses his literary reputation while he was alive and in the years following his death in 1924. The essay provides biographical details of Conrad's life, as well as...

  • THE FATALISM OF JOSEPH CONRAD. Temple, Phillips // America;11/28/1942, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p213 

    The author reflects on writer Joseph Conrad as a fatalist. He notes that Conrad's published writings reveals his thinking as a more fatalist than Catholic for he never loses an opportunity to emphasize that man has a supernatural destiny. With this perception of Conrad, he questions on how...

  • The Literary Circle.  // America;8/30/1924, Vol. 31 Issue 20, p479 

    The article reports on a unique collection of Joseph Conrad manuscripts and first editions that has been sold in New York. It states that the collection was an extrinsic testimony to the fame of Conrad. It notes that one of the last letters wrote by Conrad was a commendation to Francis...

  • The 'Domestic' Conrad. Wilson, Robert // Conrad's Mythology;1987, p120 

    A chapter of the book "Conrad's Mythology," by Robert Wilson is presented. It explores the personal life of English novelist and anthropologist Joseph Conrad who grew up with no fundamental changes in his thinking, but remained skeptical as reflected in his novels. It notes that the major theme...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics