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Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914
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Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914

Brian Sudlow

Abstract

This book is a comparative study of the French and English Catholic literary revivals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These parallel but mostly independent movements include writers such as Charles Péguy, Paul Claudel, J. K. Huysmans, Gerard Manley Hopkins, G. K. Chesterton and Lionel Johnson. Rejecting critical approaches that tend to treat Catholic writings as exotic marginalia, this book makes extensive use of secularisation theory to confront these Catholic writings with the preoccupations of secularism and modernity. It compares individual and societal secularisation ... More

Keywords: literary revivals, Charles Péguy, Paul Claudel, J. K. Huysmans, Gerard Manley Hopkins, G. K. Chesterton, Lionel Johnson, secularism, Catholic writings, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083112
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083112.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Sudlow, author