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Graham Greene and the Modern Catholic Novel Today

Domenii publicaţii > Stiinte umaniste + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în volumul unei conferinţe

Autori: Gianina Sabau, Dima-Laza Ramona Stancuta

Editorial: Volum IEDRC, 2012.


The present paper focuses on the Catholic novel by attempting to provide an answer to the question whether the Catholic novel still exists as a powerful genre in today’s literary landscape. Our point of view is that readers in general and even non-Catholic readers still appreciate this distinguished genre as nowadays Catholic novelists have enabled the dialogue between modernity and the Church. The writer who best typifies the Catholic writer’s rebellious and ambivalent relationship with the Church and with modernity is Graham Greene. This paper’s aim was to show the way in which Graham Greene’s famous novel The Power and the Glory blends Catholic aesthetics with modern narrative devices.

Cuvinte cheie: Catholic novel, modernism, religious literature, paradox