Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Great Regulars: I think that is why Catholic novelists--

Graham Greene, say, or Muriel Spark, or François Mauriac--have proved so good at limning the inner space of character. They do not see the person as a product of causation, but as one who acts out of deliberate motives, who risks the consequences of transgression, and for whom the search for God is the search for a judge who can free them from their self-condemnation.

from Frank Wilson: When Falls the Coliseum: That's What He Said: Why Catholic novelists are so good


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