IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(6): 438-441 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.141

Graham Greene and the Modern Catholic Novel Today

Gianina Daniela Sabău and Stăncuţa Ramona Dima-Laza

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Catholic novel, graham greene, modernism, religious literature, paradox, The power and the glory.

The authors are with Western University of Arad, Romania, Bd. Revoluţiei, nr 94-96 (e-mail: gianinapopovici@uvvg.ro).

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Cite: Gianina Daniela Sabău and Stăncuţa Ramona Dima-Laza, "Graham Greene and the Modern Catholic Novel Today,"  International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 438-441, 2012.

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