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Overview This volume captures 20 of the best short stories from 13 American Catholic writers over the past 75 years. Spanning most of the 20th century, the stories in this collection deal with many of the issues brought into the spotlight with Vatican II.
Publishers Description The Best American Catholic Short Stories captures twenty of the best short stories from thirteen American Catholic writers over the past seventy-five years. Spanning most of the twentieth century, the stories in this collection deal with many of the issues brought into the spotlight with Vatican II. One ongoing area of controversy, of course, is in the very notion of Catholic fiction. What constitutes a work as "Catholic"? This new collection, with its rich variety of themes, styles, and tones, takes an important step in answering this question. Pat Schnapp and Dan McVeigh have assembled an extraordinary sampling that is unique in its subject and scope. Major contributors include Mary Gordon, Flannery O'Connor, Ron Hansen, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Richard Russo.
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Library Journal - 02/01/2007 page 58
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Studio: Sheed & Ward
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.13" Width: 6" Height: 0.84" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Sheed & Ward
ISBN 1580512100 ISBN13 9781580512107
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More About Daniel McVeigh & Patricia Schnapp
A member of the Sisters of Mercy, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Patricia Schnapp is associate professor of English at Siena Heights University. Daniel McVeigh is also professor of English at Siena Heights University. Both live in Adrian, Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Best American Catholic Short Stories: A Sheed & Ward Collection?
Brilliant selection Jun 6, 2007
Wonderful choices made by the editors from the best of modern Catholic short stories. Not an overtly "religious" collection, but a highly readable group of stories which are simply beautifully written and deal, in one way or another, with the over-arching concept of redemption. Can only hope the editors are gathering material for volume two!
Amazing Read Mar 27, 2007
Here is a great collection, some authors I was familiar with and some not. It spans almost 70 years of Catholic short stories and for the most part is in chronological order. This is a great book to get some idea's for further readings in Catholic fiction. Like Andrew M. Greeley's Sacred Visions, did for Catholic Science Fiction of Fantasy this book will introduce you to a whole generation of Catholic authors and give you a good sampling of their works. I am already planning on tracking down more from the authors I had not encountered and broadening my spectrum of reading.