HomeCultureThe Catholic Tradition Podcast: Ep. 70 - The Flannery-Haunted World

The Catholic Tradition Podcast: Ep. 70 – The Flannery-Haunted World

Mar 24, 2020

This episode options two younger Catholic publishers who’re
doing cutting-edge work to protect and carry ahead the Catholic
literary legacy, constructing on the accomplishments of the nice
Catholic writers of the Twentieth century particularly.

The primary visitor is Joshua Hren, founder and Editor-in-Chief of
Wiseblood Books. Wiseblood’s focus is on cultivating and publishing
new works that keep a excessive commonplace of literary high quality
and Catholic imaginative and prescient: that includes up-and-coming writers
alongside established successes like Dana Gioia, Samuel Hazo, James
Matthew Wilson, and Michael O’Brien.

Moreover introducing us to the Wiseblood catalogue, Joshua talks
about his personal fiction and non-fiction writing and his calling as an
editor. He and Thomas focus on points in Catholic fiction such the
hazard of a slender preoccupation with trendy neuroses, and
flaunting the secular taboo of “cultural appropriation” (e.g., the
concept that white authors can’t write black characters).

The second visitor is John Emmet Clarke, Editor-in-Chief of Cluny
Media. This household enterprise is preserving and reintroducing
forgotten Catholic classics of the Twentieth century, bringing to the
floor the submerged lineage of a lot of our favourite
authors—republishing essential writers like François Mauriac, Charles
Peguy, and Romano Guardini.

A recurring theme in each interviews is the affect of
Flannery O’Connor. Wiseblood Books is, after all, named after her
first novel, although that doesn’t cease Thomas and Joshua from
throwing some slight, pleasant shade at her dominance over the
dialogue of Twentieth-century Catholic “literary” fiction. In the meantime,
John Emmet Clarke says that if she described the South she
portrayed as “Christ-haunted”, the Cluny catalogue might be mentioned to
be “Flannery-O’Connor-haunted” in a reverse sense, as they publish
many authors who influenced her.



Joshua Hren

[4:11] The upcoming Colosseum Summer time Institute, a workshop for
poets and fiction writers given by Josh Hren and James Matthew

[9:25] The need of “cultural appropriation” in fiction

[12:59] The mission of Wiseblood Books: “Extensive-eyed for
continuities of magnificence and fact”

[15:55] Utilizing short-form publications to generate curiosity in
the Catholic literary heritage

[18:10] Dana Gioia’s essential assist and encouragement

[21:48] Michael O’Brien’s writings for Wiseblood in regards to the
Apocalypse and sexual abuse

[24:59] Wiseblood’s latest novel: Samuel Hazo’s If No one
Calls, I’m Not Residence

[27:20] Wiseblood’s residency program bringing promising
works-in-progress to fruition

[32:22] Apologia for the position of a fiction editor

[42:43] Joshua’s conversion and marriage story

[50:41] Joshua’s fiction writing: Stream-of-consciousness,
poetic prose, folks below stress

[1:05:30] Analyzing “Christ-haunted fiction” in his How one can
Learn and Write Like a Catholic

[1:13:43] The dominance of Flannery O’Connor in our consciousness of
Twentieth-c. Catholic fiction and the necessity to rediscover different nice
writers like J.F. Powers

[1:18:24] Is there a narrowness to O’Connor’s give attention to uniquely
trendy neuroses? Contrasts with Tolkien and Manzoni


John Emmet Clarke

[1:26:18] The mission of Cluny Media: selling the Twentieth-century
Catholic literary custom

[1:29:46] The method of republishing out-of-print works

[1:32:39] Displaying the hidden lineage of well-known Catholic
authors; Mauriac’s fiction; writers who influenced O’Connor; Fulton

[1:41:10] Scholarly works of Ven. Sheen

[1:42:21] New works printed by Cluny

[1:44:09] Cluny’s connections to the Dominican Order

[1:46:18] A household enterprise; seeking to the previous for instructions
for the long run

[1:49:06] Cluny’s distribution partnerships with parishes



Cluny has made a reduction supply accessible to Catholic Tradition
Podcast listeners. To obtain the low cost code, signal as much as their
mailing record at this hyperlink and embody “Catholic Tradition
Podcast” within the Affiliation tab of the shape. http://eepurl.com/gNrNq1

All of Wiseblood’s choices are discounted if bought
instantly from their web site: http://www.wisebloodbooks.com

Colosseum Summer time Institute https://www.colosseuminstitute.com/summer-institute.html


Wiseblood Books talked about on this episode:

Ryan Wilson, How one can Suppose Like a Poet

Dana Gioia, The Catholic Author As we speak and Different Essays

James Matthew Wilson, The River of the Immaculate


Michael D. O’Brien (contributor), Abuse of Sexuality within the
Catholic  Church


Michael D. O’Brien, The Apocalypse: Warning, Hope &


Samuel Hazo, If No one Calls, I’m Not Residence: The Open Letters
of Bim Nakely


Writings by Joshua Hren talked about on this

“The First Commandment of Fiction”

“A Disaster of Curiositas” https://www.crisismagazine.com/2019/a-crisis-of-curiositas

Joshua Hren has two forthcoming books: Within the Wine
, his second assortment of brief tales, from Angelico
Press, and How one can Learn and Write Like a Catholic, from TAN
Books. His beforehand printed books are:

This Our Exile: Brief Tales https://angelicopress.org/product/this-our-exile/

Center-Earth and the Return to the Widespread Good: J.R.R.
Tolkien and Political Philosophy


Cluny Media books talked about:

Lyra Martyrum: The Poetry of the English Martyrs,

François Mauriac https://www.clunymedia.com/?s=mauriac

Caroline Gordon, The Malefactors https://www.clunymedia.com/product/the-malefactors/

Fulton Sheen https://www.clunymedia.com/?s=sheen

Augustine Di Nioia, O.P., Grace in Season https://www.clunymedia.com/product/grace-in-season/

Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., Philosophizing in

Humbert Clerissac, O.P., The Thriller of the Church

Previous podcast interviews talked about:

Dana Gioia

Samuel Hazo

James Matthew Wilson

Poetry of the English Martyrs

Matthew Minerd on Garrigou-Lagrange

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