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A Stay Against Confusion: Essays On Faith And Fiction
A Stay Against Confusion: Essays On Faith And Fiction Ron Hansen 0060196661 9780060196660 In the tradition of Flannery OConnor and Andre Dubus, A Stay of Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writers life. All c
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A Stay Against Confusion: Essays On Faith And Fiction by Ron Hansen

In the tradition of Flannery OConnor and Andre Dubus, A Stay of Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writers life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert Frost, a stay against confusion. It tries to find a harmony and order that we only fleetingly detect beneath the chaos of everyday life. Religion has also functioned in this way for Ron Hansen, and it shares with literature a reverence for mystery and for using metaphor to communicate a supernatural order that we will never fully perceive or comprehend.<P>Here, Hansen talks about his novels, his childhood and family, and about mentors like John Gardner and John Irving. He explores prayer, stigmata, martyrdom, and the Eucharist. A surprisingly intimate book, A Stay Against Confusion brings together the literary and religious impulses that inform the life of one of our most gifted writers of fiction.

Author: Ron Hansen

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: 2001-04-03

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