Lions, Harts, Leaping Does and Other Stories

Lions Harts Leaping Does and Other Stories Collection of short stories

Collection of short stories.

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Lions, Harts, Leaping Does and Other Stories

  1. James Farl Powers was an American novelist and short story writer who often drew his inspiration from developments in the Catholic Church, and was known for his studies of Catholic priests in the Midwest Although not a priest himself, he is known for having captured a clerical idiom in postwar North America.Powers was a conscientious objector during World War II, and went to prison for it Later he worked as a hospital orderly His first writing experiment began as a spiritual exercise during a religious retreat His work has long been admired for its gentle satire and its astonishing ability to recreate with a few words the insular but gradually changing world of post WWII American Catholicism Evelyn Waugh, Flannery O Connor, and Walker Percy praised his work, and Frank O Connor spoke of him as among the greatest living storytellers.

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  1. A collection of Catholic stories by a writer known for his Catholic writing including priests as main characters The introduction is worth reading as it explains the opposing of views by scholars as to whether he is a writer of religion or simply one who writes about religious characters Chesterton highly praises him, and I take Chesterton seriously, but I think I have to agree with the other view from this sampling as I only found two of these stories to tackle religious topics and themes The w [...]

  2. Extraordinary depictions of middle class, middle aged life in middle America in the middle of the last century The priestly protagonists could be the grandsons and nephews of George F Babbitt of Zenith, Ohio, grown a bit self aware than the old man but still vitally interested in fitting in and competing with their peers, ingratiating themselves to their superiors and keeping the pews filled on Sundays.

  3. I love JF Powers short stories incisive, sometimes mysterious but always to the point Interestingly enough, I learned about conducting business from them than from any business book I ever purchased.

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