Thursday, 28 July 2011

Catholic literature and secularisation

Readers may be interested in a new book just published:

Catholic literature and secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011)

This book is the first comparative study of its kind to explore at length the French and English Catholic literary revivals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These parallel but mostly independent movements include writers such as Charles PĆ©guy, Paul Claudel, J.K. Huysmans, Gerard Manley Hopkins, G. K. Chesterton, and Lionel Johnson. Revising critical approaches which tend to treat Catholic writings as exotic marginalia, this book makes extensive use of secularisation theory to confront these Catholic writings with the preoccupations of secularism and modernity.

Orders through me will cost £30.

For more details of the book, follow the link here.


Jack said...

Who's the author?

Anonymous said...

I know the author, and he is a great guy! How much would that be in good ole American Dollar bills?