Articles tagged: literature

Worth Reading: 15 Works of Literature Under 200 Pages

Life & Leisure

SPL Staff • March 19th, 2016

Listers, there are few things as pleasurable as a good book. The following list is a collection of short classic literary works that generally fall under two hundred pages - sometimes depending on the publication. Each description is taken directly from the publisher's online... Read More →

“Who is the Catholic Writer in America?” and 10 Other Questions with Tuscany Press

Life & Leisure literature

SPL Staff • September 19th, 2012

Listers, recently I have discovered a new outlet of Catholic media that is fighting against the current crisis of Catholic authorship. In a world where the Catholic perspective of life is seen as illegitimate or wrong, Tuscany Press is providing a means in which the Catholic writer who is... Read More →

Beyond Here Be Dragons: 17 Questions with Catholic Author David Athey

Life & Leisure literature

SPL Staff • July 23rd, 2012

Listers, seeing books as a means of entertainment or escape is the common misconception of many people because they fail to acknowledge that a book can be very dangerous (sometimes they are dangerous in a good way and other times dangerous in a bad way). All books, no matter if it is either light... Read More →

Et Vidit Deus Quod Esset Bonum: 5 Reasons to Read the New Novel "Christopher"

Life & Leisure literature

SPL Staff • July 13th, 2012

Listers, the crisis of contemporary literature can only be alleviated by the united effort of the Catholic community. One of my proposed remedies to this grievous situation is by encouraging (nay, beseeching) Catholic media outlets like blogs, television, and radio to give Catholic writers and... Read More →

The Crisis of Contemporary Catholic Art and Literature: 4 Reasons Why You Should Care

Art & Architecture Theology

SPL Staff • June 22nd, 2012

**Listers, think of all your favorite Catholic authors (Chesterton, Tolkien, O'Connor, Percy, Greene, Powers). Besides being Catholic, what other common similarity do they all share? ** The answer is: They're all dead! (God rest them). Now try to think of just one famous Catholic fiction writer... Read More →

3 Literary Journals to Feed Your Soul

Art & Architecture literature

SPL Staff • June 1st, 2012

Listers, contemporary Catholic authors are becoming more and more of an endangered species in the world of literature. Catholic authors have to toe a very thin line when trying to write works that will testify to the Catholic experience in art and literature. However, this is difficult when... Read More →

5 More Short Stories That Every Catholic Should Read

Life & Leisure literature

SPL Staff • May 22nd, 2012

**Listers, fiction has a savage appeal to authors and readers because they get entertainment out of some character's suffering or unhappiness. **However, to the credit of all fans of the written word, they also derive entertainment in a resolution, but that always means that something must first... Read More →

8 Quotes from Christian Authors about the Importance of Good Fiction

Life & Leisure literature

SPL Staff • May 7th, 2012

**Listers, many people undervalue the genre of fiction because fiction is often misconstrued as purely a method of entertainment. **Although this common use is by no means wrong, the exclusive reason why someone chooses to read a book should not be because they want to escape the doldrums of... Read More →

5 Short Stories that Every Catholic should Read

Life & Leisure literature

SPL Staff • May 4th, 2012

**Listers, the genre of the short story is a particularly extraordinary human invention. **In a matter of two hours or less, the short story can illustrate some complexities of life without taxing the mind with deep philosophical terms or concepts. As some of us don't have the proclivity to have... Read More →

13 GK Chesterton Quotes

literature Theology

SPL Staff • November 15th, 2011

Listers, SPL presents a small snapshot of the extraordinary intellect and wit of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. His works brim with antidotes, parables, paradoxes, and witticisms. Even over the most mundane of subjects, he is a joy to read. On Fairy Tales: "Fairy tales are more than true; not... Read More →
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