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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read
This book deals with many famous authors and their road to Christianity. Men such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Evelyn Waugh, and even Alec Guiness are covered, to name just a few. A very engaging book.
Published on 11 Jun 2003

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Survey despite Omissions
This is a very interesting survey of the phenomenon of Catholic (and High Church Anglican) conversions that characterised the world of English Literature in the C.20. As such, it is a necessary corrective for those who think that period was all about Bloomsbury, post-colonialism and post-modernism. In fact, it seems to me almost all literature of worth in the C20 was...
Published on 21 Jan 2010 by C. T. Cradock


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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Survey despite Omissions, 21 Jan 2010
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This is a very interesting survey of the phenomenon of Catholic (and High Church Anglican) conversions that characterised the world of English Literature in the C.20. As such, it is a necessary corrective for those who think that period was all about Bloomsbury, post-colonialism and post-modernism. In fact, it seems to me almost all literature of worth in the C20 was touched by this rejection of modern liberalism and cultural hooliganism. Despite this, the author (a Catholic convert himself) displays little true catholicity with a rather rigid view of Christians broadly defined; lots of references to `bigoted protestants' and `anti-catholic bias' which is quite incredible if one knows anything about the opinionated utterances of, say, Evelyn Waugh or any number of hardline Papists. Also, he inexplicably fails to discuss any of Eliot's poetry except The Wasteland with no reference whatsoever to The Four Quartets which makes no sense at all. There's also no discussion of Tolkien which is also curious.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read, 11 Jun 2003
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This review is from: Literary Converts (Paperback)
This book deals with many famous authors and their road to Christianity. Men such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Evelyn Waugh, and even Alec Guiness are covered, to name just a few. A very engaging book.
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