The Resource Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say) : reflections on literature and faith, Frederick Buechner

Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say) : reflections on literature and faith, Frederick Buechner

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Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say) : reflections on literature and faith
Title
Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say)
Title remainder
reflections on literature and faith
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Buechner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this compelling book, the great contemporary spiritual writer and novelist Frederick Buechner plumbs the mysteries and truths behind the literature that speaks to him most powerfully. Buechner presents the four authors who have been his greatest influences, focusing on the question that has emerged at the center of his life - how to face mortality, failure, and tragedy. Through sensitive biographical exploration and close reading of Gerard Manley Hopkins's sublime later sonnets, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday, and William Shakespeare's most powerful play, King Lear, Buechner invites readers to discover the deeper joy and purpose of reading
  • He shows how these writers - by putting their passion and pain into their work - have enabled him to bear the weight of his own grief and sadness by "speaking out from under the burden of theirs."Buechner's ruminations on their writings leads to the revelation that God accepts us for doing the best we can, even if our lives are in some ways a failure; even if we have lived a life haunted by tragedy, as Buechner's has been haunted by his father's suicide."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buechner, Frederick
Dewey number
820.9/382
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR408.C47
LC item number
B84 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chesterton, G. K.
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Twain, Mark
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Faith in literature
Label
Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say) : reflections on literature and faith, Frederick Buechner
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46321009
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 161 pages
Isbn
9780062517531
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2001016962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46321009
Label
Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say) : reflections on literature and faith, Frederick Buechner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46321009
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 161 pages
Isbn
9780062517531
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2001016962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46321009

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