Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

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Much has been written about Graham Greene's relationship to his Catholic faith and its privileged place within his texts. His early books are usually described as 'Catholic Novels' - understood as a genre that not only uses Catholic belief to frame the issues of modernity, but also offers Catholicism's vision and doctrine as a remedy to the present crisis in Western civilization. Greene's later work, by contrast, is generally regarded as falling into political and detective genres. In this book, Mark Bosco argues that this is a false dichotomy created by a narrowly prescriptive understanding of the Catholic genre and obscures the impact of Greene's developing religious imagination on his literary art.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 162 x 238 x 22mm | 439.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195177150
  • 9780195177152

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Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination establishes new paradigms of considerable importance. Time, I feel certain will justify Father Bosco's reading of the late Graham Greene. * America *show more

About Mark Bosco

Mark Bosco, S.J. is Assistant Professor of English and Theology at Loyola University Chicago.show more

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