Year of publication: 2021
Number of pages: 204
Format: 160 x 220 mm
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Sacrament and the English Catholic Novel
Christian art … is difficult, doubly difficult – difficulty squared, because it is difficult to be an artist and very difficult to be a Christian, and because the whole difficulty is not merely the sum but the product of these two difficulties multiplied by one another, for it is a question of reconciling two absolutes.
Jacques Maritain, “Christian Art”
When fiction is made according to its nature, it should reinforce our sense of the supernatural by grounding it in concrete observable reality. … If the Catholic writer hopes to reveal mysteries, he will have to do it by describing truthfully what he sees from where he is.
Flannery O’Connor, “The Church and the Fiction Writer”
The label of a Catholic poet would undoubtedly be too narrow. The matter of who someone is in life, as a person, is something slightly different than the matter of calling someone a “Catholic” or “atheist” poet. (translation – A. S.)
Czesław Miłosz, Rozmowy polskie
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