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Substance of Things Hoped for SHort Fiction By Modern Catholic Authors

Breslin, John B.

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ISBN 10: 0385234287 / ISBN 13: 9780385234283
Published by Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Publisher's '1987' date on title page. A very handsome first edition quarter bound in black cloth along with red paper covered poards. Bright gilt lettering on spine cover. Presentation copy inscribed as follows by editor, selector John B. Breslin. "For Jane -- Congratulations on your 25th--- And with thanks for your attention -- (signed) J B Breslin 87" A Washington Post review dated January 25, 1987 by Elizabety Ward is laid in. Book has no wear or any defects. A flawless copy. DJ is complete and is not price clipped -$17.95 - DJ has light wear at spine end areas alonfg with two quarter inch closed tears at top spine end. A first edition, signed for the collector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 057885

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Title: Substance of Things Hoped for SHort Fiction ...

Publisher: Doubleday, Garden City, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Presentation Copy, Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition, So Stated.

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The Substance of Things Hoped For reflects the dynamism of the Catholic Church, and the cultural and theological tensions which both proceeded and followed the Second Vatican Council. It dramatically illustrates, in the words of master storytellers, the intimate connection between literature and the Bible, between metaphor and revelation, between the commonplace and the divine.

About the Author:

John B. Breslin, SJ, (1943–2016) was a Jesuit priest, writer, and professor. He was ordained in 1973 and later received his MA and PhD in English literature from Yale University. His passion for writing led him into a literary career publishing many articles for The Washington Post and The New York Times. From 1981 to 1989, Father Breslin taught English literature at Georgetown University, where he was also the director of the Georgetown University Press.

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