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by Paul Elie

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Paul Elie
ISBN: 0374256802
ISBN13: 978-0374256807
Language: English
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (April 5, 2003)
Pages: 560
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In "Reinventing Bach," his remarkable second book, Paul Elie tells the electrifying story of how musicians of genius have made Bach's music new in our time, at once restoring Bach as a universally revered composer and revolutionizing the ways that music figures into our lives

In "Reinventing Bach," his remarkable second book, Paul Elie tells the electrifying story of how musicians of genius have made Bach's music new in our time, at once restoring Bach as a universally revered composer and revolutionizing the ways that music figures into our lives. As a musician in eighteenth-century Germany, Bach was on the technological frontier-restoring organs, inventing instruments, and perfecting the tuning system still in use today. Two centuries later, pioneering musicians began to take advantage of breakthroughs in audio recording to make Bach's music.

Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.

Paul Elie brings that School of the Holy Ghost back together again in a 2003 book called The Life You Save May Be Your . Paul Elie groups together the biographies of four famous Catholic writers - Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Flannery O'Connor, and Walker Percy.

Paul Elie brings that School of the Holy Ghost back together again in a 2003 book called The Life You Save May Be Your Own containing biographies and literary criticisms of all four writers. SeriousGrace, October 27, 2009. He has beautifully shown how they were shaped and help to shape the current culture as well as their particular style of writing about their faith. One similarity they all had in their writing was the need for their writing to address faith amidst the backdrop of the murk, mess, and grime of daily life.

It is an American and religious one. This may be the book's chief strength . Citation: Andrew Moore. This may be the book's chief strength as well as its weakness. Elie does a fine job explaining how these literary figures produced profoundly religious work. Equal parts biography and literary criticism, this book shows that as they engaged deep religious questions, they also engaged society and culture.

It is a group portrait of Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy, and Dorothy Day, American Catholic writers.

The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) by Paul Elie is recognized as a classic in Catholic writing and in the literature of religion in America. It is a group portrait of Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy, and Dorothy Day, American Catholic writers whose lives and work converged at crucial points

O’Connor was the daughter of a well- to-do Irish Catholic in heavily Protestant Georgia. Merton, the most cosmopolitan of the four, spent part of his childhood with his artist father in a village in France and later studied at Cambridge and Columbia. Day was a non-conformist, Bohemian, left-wing journalist

A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story . Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life.

A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life.

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Paul Elie tells these four writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past to the chaos of post-war American life. And it is a story about the power of literature to change-and to save-our lives. Attn: Author/Narrator If you have any queries please contact me at info19782 @ gmail. I will reply as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for GodIn the mid–twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them—in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story—a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us.Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O’Connor a “Christ-haunted” literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them—the School of the Holy Ghost—and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another’s books, and grappled with what one of them called a “predicament shared in common.”A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers’ story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change—to save—our lives.
Comments to eBook The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage
Gnng
This book is definitely not a page-turner, but the scholarship is outstanding and the author provides a nice encapsulation of the careers, lives, writings, and philosophies of the four individuals treated, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, and Mary Flannery O'Connor. Personally, I would have preferred a much more closely edited version and believe rather strongly that Elie could have gotten his message across more effectively in less words. I found myself scanning over many of the pages, especially those dealing with Walker Percy, whose philosophy, writings, and life achievements appear dwarfed compared to those of, say, Merton or Day, who are far and away the towering figures in this book. Flannery O'Connor, the eccentric in the group, was well presented, and I found her to be, in many respects, more interesting than the other three individuals. That said, I think the author's best work was in his treatment of Merton. This was enough to spark my interest in the man, and I am now in the process of reading his The Seven Storey Mountain. My thanks Paul Elie for the substantial amount of research and hard work he put into this project.
Zavevidi
I am listening to this through Audible on my ECHO
and listening on my Ipad. Now, I want the book...
as a cross reference to the listening. I had this book
but wasn't ripe enough to read it. And now, I can listen
longer than I can read so the new format of Audible is
perfect! and with ECHO I can fill the house while I putter
or simply celebrate thru the art of listening.
This is a HUGE undertaking...and conceptually a mind mapping
of the best and brightest who have had an influence on many of
my generation.
First, I am grateful to the author... whatever grace shook you into
starting sustained you to complete it.
Second, the Audible format (and range of listening options) allows
me to sustain my engagement with work of this magnitude.
Third, the book will help me to index the audio chapters... in a way
that isn't possible otherwise.
Also... the 'voice' of the reader has a resonance with the material
that is authentic and consistent across hour after hour... truly amazing.

The organization of the material across each Pilgrim... is brilliant and
makes the Mind-Mapping deeply spiritual while being historically composed.
Perhaps, I am just now ripe enough myself to appreciate this...
I don't think so... though a listening heart would be an asset.
Breder
Great read! Informative and inspirational, Paul Elie blends the lives of four well known Catholic lives into one gripping and fast moving book.
The book is good for readers who are familiar with these writers and also for those not familiar. So far, I have learned many new facts about each writer. More importantly the book offers an inner look at the religious convictions of each: Percy, OConnor, Merton and Day.
Outstanding read.
Moronydit
This is one of those books, like The Metaphysical Club, that enlightens about a whole period and ties together people one has read separately. As someone who grew up in the generation after these writers, the book is a key to the thought patterns of my own elders. The least of the figures here is Walker Percy, who, really, only wrote one masterful work (The Moviegoer), and seems to have been not very interesting. The others are powerful persons in their own right. The ones I know best are Merton and Day, and Elie does an excellent job with them and their lives. One strand of the period that is not quite emphasized as much as it could have been (though it is there) is the resurgence of medieval philosophy as an alternative to Descartes and modern philosophy generally. This would have tightened the references to Aquinas, Marcel, etc., and even allowed for Heidegger to make an appearance. It would have heightened the strangeness of the Kierkegaard/Dostoyevsky/Hopkins/Scotus/Aquinas synthesis that seemed so prevalent among Catholic intellectuals in the 60s. (You can find it even in figures like Marshall McLuhan). Another strand could have been the rise of archetypal philosophy (Suzanne Langer gets a brief mention), which moved people like Pollock from surrealism to universalism. But you can't have everything.

The footnotes are an education in themselves!!!
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