Q:Mount Rushmore: Catholic authors.
Assuming (because it’s true) that all four are brilliant prosodists, fine storytellers, and have ideas worth communicating, I’ll note the details of their biography that get at why “Catholic author” has become less of an aspirational goal for me.
Evelyn Waugh, snob, bigot, and all-round horrible person.
Graham Greene, vacillator, opportunist, and long-term adulterer.
J. R. R. Tolkien, nostalgist, chauvinist, and vindictive friend.
G. K. Chesterton, chronic debtor, on good terms with his ideological enemies, and carried weightiness lightly.
Okay, Chesterton’s got my number.
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- rgr-pop said: I thought this said “Catholic actors” and I was so excited for a minute.
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- minimoonstar said: Chesterton was smug about non-Western thought traditions, if you were casting about for more bad qualities.
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