The Edge of Sadness (Loyola Classics)

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“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”— New England Quarterly “A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . . . A quiet, gentle novel of considerable insight and charm . . .”— Library Journal
“O’Connor succeeds in delineating poignantly the overwhelming spiritual storms of the soul which assail the conscientious clergyman.”— The Christian Century  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction   In this moving novel, Father Hugh Kennedy, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Boston to repair his damaged priesthood. There he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a sprawling, prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets. The story of this entanglement is a beautifully rendered tale of grace and renewal, of friendship and longing, of loneliness and spiritual aridity giving way to hope.

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Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1962, this haunting novel shattered reigning cultural stereotypes of priests and parish life when it was first published. Father Hugh Kennedy is a recovering alcoholic, committed to his vocation, yet struggling with the demands of it. The Edge of Sadness is a sensitive portrait of both one man’s inner life and the mid-20th century transformation of ethnic Catholicism.
 

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Edwin O’Connor (1918–1968) is best known for The Last Hurrah (1956), an acclaimed novel of Boston politics, but many critics regard The Edge of Sadness (1961) as his finest work. The Edge of Sadness was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961.

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Book Description Loyola University Press,U.S. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Edge of Sadness, Edwin O'Connor, Ron Hansen, Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1962, this haunting novel shattered reigning cultural stereotypes of priests and parish life when it was first published. Father Hugh Kennedy is a recovering alcoholic, commited to his vocation yet struggling with the demands of it. Bookseller Inventory # B9780829421231

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Book Description Loyola Press September 2005, 2005. Paper Back. Book Condition: New. Described in Ron Hansen's introduction as 'a very American variation on St. John of the Cross's Dark Night of the Soul,' Edwin O'Connor's Edge of Sadness has been out of print for over thirty years-due, in part, to its pre-Vatican II perspective on the Catholic Church. Chronicling the return of Father Hugh Kennedy-a recovering alcoholic-to the priesthood, O'Connor portrays a jaunty, relatively carefree and negligent pastor with nary a mention of typical pastoral duties such as parish councils, confessions, baptisms, weddings, funerals, or preaching. In fact, the majority of the story centers on the unruly world of the Carmodys, a passionate and prosperous parish family with whom Father Kennedy finds himself entangled and through whom his arid soul finally finds transformation. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, The Edge of Sadness offered (in the words of one critic) 'the first dimensionally human priest to emerge from the pages of an American novel' and was reported to be the first novel Jesuit seminarians were allowed to read in their training-not for its insider's view of the ecclesiastical life, but for its 'intensely honest and unsentimental' evocation (to quote Ron Hansen) of 'the age-old maladies of selfishness, lethargy, indifference and bleakness of soul' which resonate in any soul capable of hope. 646 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 85160

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