Catholic Literary Giants

Catholic Literary Giants

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Pages: 425
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Discover the faith through literature with Catholic Literary Giants, written by Joseph Pearce. This acclaimed book takes readers on an immersive journey into the wondrous depths of the Catholic literary tradition. Featuring beloved authors such as G.K. Chesterton, Graham Greene and J.R.R. Tolkien and insightful commentary from Pearce, Catholic Literary Giants delves into the rich history and cultural significance of great wordsmiths from Dante to Shakespeare to Waugh.

Introducing some lesser-known writers like Roy Campbell, Maurice Baring, Owen Barfield and more, this book offers readers a comprehensive exploration of the religious revival in English letters throughout the 20th century and beyond. Catholic Literary Giants even includes works from Pope Saint John Paul II – including his most famous work “The Jeweler’s Story” which was adapted for film production.

Dive into innovation and insights of inspiring authors in Catholic Literary Giants: a detailed examination of faith inspired literature that is sure to captivate readers everywhere!

Editorial Reviews

"In the years to come, Joseph Pearce will himself be better known as one of the literary giants of our times. Wisdom, wit, insight, original thought—it is all here. Pearce is more than an educated intellect. He is a mind awake." --Michael D. O'Brien, Author, Father Elijah

"One is agog at the sheer 'achieve of the thing', as G.M. Hopkins would put it. Mr. Pearce covers the entire waterfront and more here. We have come to expect vastly astute, fair, generous and perspicacious work from Pearce, and this book crowns everything that he has written thus far." --Thomas Howard, Author, Dove Descending: A Journey into T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"

"Pearce has woven a fascinating tapestry of literary criticism, history and ancient faith. It is very good to see the Catholic literary giants emerge from the shadows." --Dale Ahlquist, President, American Chesterton Society


Joseph Pearce:
Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer, and as of 2014 Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. He is known for a number of literary biographies, many of Catholic figures. Formerly aligned with the National Front, a white nationalist political party, he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1989, repudiated his earlier views, and now writes from a Catholic perspective. He is a co-editor of the St. Austin Review and editor-in-chief of Sapientia Press. He also teaches Shakespearian literature for Homeschool Connections, an online Catholic curriculum provider.

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Catholic Literary History

Like the title states this is an overview of the Catholic literary landscape. It is a journey through all the great artists worth reading or paying attention to. If you are looking for more material to read and a look into the authors of those works, this book will help you with that task.

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