Barely A Crime (novel)

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  1. James Casper

    The Past is a Foreign Country

    March 19, 2015 1:06 pm 3 Comments

    Much we know about the world would be lost were it not for artistic renderings of the past. Memories otherwise would seldom outlive those who remember. Eamon Duffy’s The Stripping of the Altars forced professional historians and casual readers alike to revise assessments of the Catholic religion in England in… Read more »

    Tags: Evelyn Waugh G.K. Chesterton George Bernard Shaw Latin T.S. Eliot writing

  2. Good Catastrophes, Part 2

    March 4, 2015 3:13 pm 1 Comment

      What makes for vibrant Catholic literature? Is there something missing in Catholic literature today? A lively discussion on the subject has been unfolding over the past two years. Paul Elie started the discussion with a 2012 piece arguing that we are seeing a decline in serious engagement with faith…. Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature Catholic writers Dana Gioia eucatastrophe Evelyn Waugh Gregory Wolfe J.R.R. Tolkien Roger Thomas writing

  3. Roger Thomas

    A Good Ending Is Hard to Find

    January 26, 2015 6:34 pm 8 Comments

    I’m going to run a risk and admit something in public that I’ve hitherto just bandied in private conversations. I do this understanding that I may be marched out to the middle of the hollow square and have my Catholic author’s buttons off and my stripes cut away, but that’s… Read more »

    Tags: C.S. Lewis Evelyn Waugh Flannery O'Connor Graham Greene Holly Ordway J.R.R. Tolkien literary criticism Michael Richard Roger Thomas T.M. Doran Walker Percy

  4. Good Catastrophes and Renewing Catholic Literature, by Holly Ordway

    Good Catastrophes and Renewing Catholic Literature

    January 9, 2015 8:00 am 8 Comments

      Eucatastrophe: in a word, this is what we need today, for a renewed, vibrant, and compelling Catholic literature. The word, coined by J.R.R. Tolkien in his great essay “On Fairy-stories,” means “the good catastrophe”: the unexpected happy ending, the turn from sorrow to joy. Tolkien’s own great work The… Read more »

    Tags: C.S. Lewis Catholic literature eucatastrophe Evelyn Waugh Flannery O'Connor Graham Greene Inklings J.R.R. Tolkien Walker Percy

  5. Meryl Kaleida

    Ignatius Good Reads

    June 10, 2014 8:00 am Leave a Comment

    Some fellow novel lovers would like to share some of their favorite reads with you! If you are interested in writing a review, please leave a comment! Meaghen Hale suggests A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle   A Wrinkle in Time is one of my best-loved books. Because it is… Read more »

    Tags: A Wrinkle in Time A.J. Cronin C.S. Lewis Catholic literature Evelyn Waugh fans favorites Madeleine L'Engle novels reviews The Citadel The Great Divorce

  6. Continuing the Catholic Literary Tradition in London

    June 2, 2014 6:49 am 2 Comments

    You are cordially invited to St. Paul’s Book Shop in London, England this June 7 at 4 PM to hear Fiorella de Maria and Dorothy Cummings McLean read from our Ignatius Press novels. Naturally, you will prefer to be in London already. London is rather far for most Ignatius Press… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic culture Catholic literature England Evelyn Waugh

  7. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    The Travel Novel

    April 26, 2014 7:52 am Leave a Comment

    I am leaving for Cracow (Kraków) in a few hours, the better to celebrate the canonizations of Blessed John Paul II and the other guy. No disrespect to Blessed John XXIII, but in Poland he is most definitely second banana to the great Jan Paweł Drugi. Polish street vendors still… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature England Europe Evelyn Waugh Poland recommendations

  8. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    Not a Catholic Novel

    April 15, 2014 8:05 am 12 Comments

    My husband is a convert from Anglo-Catholicism, that tendency in Anglicanism towards Catholic theology and worship, to the Roman Catholic Church, and he retains fond memories of the religious practices of his youth. He was rejected for the Anglican seminary by no less a personage than the wife of a… Read more »

    Tags: A.N. Wilson Anglicanism Catholic literature England Evelyn Waugh reviews

  9. Why Waugh?

    April 10, 2014 12:07 pm 3 Comments

    If you made a list of writers who are masters at storytelling, masters of humor, and masters of English prose, it would be a short list. One who belongs on this list is Evelyn Waugh. British novelist and journalist, Evelyn Waugh, had three books listed among the Modern Library’s 100… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature Evelyn Waugh literature novelists S.S. Van Dine satire

  10. T. M. Doran

    Mystery Masters

    January 16, 2014 5:44 pm 11 Comments

    While the mystery genre rarely (some contend never) rises to the heights of great literature, there are mystery authors who are masters (yes, masters!) at elements of the craft of writing. Arthur Conan Doyle is skillful at conveying emotional atmosphere – think about The Hound of the Baskervilles and The… Read more »

    Tags: Agatha Christie Catholic literature detective fiction Dorothy L. Sayers Earl derr Biggers Ellery Queen Evelyn Waugh Father Brown G.K. Chesterton John Dickson Carr literature mystery P.D. James Raymond Chandler Rex Stout S.S. Van Dine Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle