Item description for Things As They Are (Loyola Classics) by Paul Horgan & George Weigel...
Overview Things As They Are is a novel about a boy's transition from the state of innocence to knowledge.
"Mr. Horgan manages . . . to make the morning of life as pristine as the dawn of creation itself."--"New York Times"
"A work of rare beauty . . . has a lyrical quality that is rare today."--"Best Sellers"
"Mr. Horgan writes as a poet and as the biographer of us all." --"Book Week"Richard is a young boy growing up in turn-of-the-century upstate New York, sheltered in a loving Catholic family. His happy world consists largely of illusions. These are shattered as Richard learns about "things as they are"--a remorseless succession of encounters with the casual brutality of schoolboys, the faithlessness of adults, the silence of God, and the cruelty in his own heart. Yet Paul Horgan finds courage and beauty in the ruins of Richard's dream world. Hope is also part of "things as they are," and Horgan's subtle, powerful vision makes this classic tale of lost innocence a novel that resonates deeply in the soul.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 5.02" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 3, 2006
Publisher Loyola Press
Series Loyola Classics
ISBN 082942332X ISBN13 9780829423327
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul Horgan & George Weigel
Paul Horgan (1903-1995), an American historian and novelist, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for history twice: in 1955 for "Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History "and in 1975 for "Lamy of Santa Fe," a biography of the first bishop of New Mexico.
Reviews - What do customers think about Things As They Are (Loyola Classics)?
Thing as They Are Jan 9, 2007
I liked the book. Life from a child's view is something adults tend to forget. We tend to believe that childhood is a carefree, unaware and uncomplicated time. It's not. I wish I would have read it when my children were small. I may have been more patient and understanding.
Things as more books should be Jul 12, 2005
This is a beautifully written book about different occurances in a young boy's life that make him loose his innocence. It is filled with some tear jerking metaphors, powerful quotes, and a sad and wonderfully accurate portryal of life. It is a 'Catcher in the Rye'-esque read that leaves you feeling nostalgic sad and happy all at once.