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Author Hungerford, Amy.

Title Postmodern belief : American literature and religion since 1960 / Amy Hungerford.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 194 pages).
Series 20/21
20/21 (Princeton, N.J.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: One. Believing in Literature -- Eisenhower, Salinger, St. Jacques Derrida -- Two. Supernatural Formalism in the Sixties -- Ginsberg, Chant, Glossolalia -- Three. Latin Mass of Language -- Vatican II, Catholic Media, Don DeLillo -- Four. Bible and Illiterature -- Bible Criticism, McCarthy and Morrison, Illiterate Readers -- Five. Literary Practice of Belief -- Lived Religion, Marilynne Robinson, Left Behind.
Summary How can intense religious beliefs coexist with pluralism in America today? Examining the role of the religious imagination in contemporary religious practice and in some of the best-known works of American literature from the past fifty years, Postmodern Belief shows how belief for its own sake--a belief absent of doctrine--has become an answer to pluralism in a secular age. Amy Hungerford reveals how imaginative literature and religious practices together allow novelists, poets, and critics to express the formal elements of language in transcendent terms, conferring upon words a religious val.
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Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Religion and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Religion in literature.
Postmodernism (Literature)
Twentieth century.
American literature.
History and criticism.
Religion and literature.
United States.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
RELIGION -- General.
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
Postmodernism (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01073181
Religion and literature. (OCoLC)fst01093839
Religion in literature. (OCoLC)fst01732559
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Hungerford, Amy. Postmodern belief. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010 9780691145754 (DLC) 2009043864 (OCoLC)457772931
Standard No. 9786612569357
ISBN 9781400834914 (electronic bk.)
1400834910 (electronic bk.)
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