Lions, Harts, Leaping Does and Other Stories

Lions Harts Leaping Does and Other Stories Collection of short stories

  • Title: Lions, Harts, Leaping Does and Other Stories
  • Author: J.F. Powers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 103
  • Format: None
  • Collection of short stories.

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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. Th [...]

    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 more 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 more about conducting business from them than from any business book I ever purchased.

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