Because that debate has been conducted over many different venues, we’ve received requests for a list of weblinks that would enable readers to follow the conversation.
That’s what we’ve done below. Feel free to add further thoughts about this conversation in the comments section.
Paul Elie, “Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?”
D.G. Myers, “The Novel of Belief”
Gregory Wolfe, “Whispers of Faith in a Postmodern World”
Dana Gioia, “The Catholic Writer Today”
Gregory Wolfe, “Cultural Anorexia: Doubting the Decline of Faith in Fiction”
Gregory Wolfe, “The Catholic Writer, Then and Now” (expanded version of “Cultural Anorexia”)
Paul Elie, Dappled Things interview (include comments on Wolfe’s “Whispers of Faith” article)
Gregory Wolfe, “The Contemporary Novel of Belief, Part 1”
Gregory Wolfe, “The Contemporary Novel of Belief, Part 2”
Paul Elie then continued the conversation on his blog. Some of his posts incorporated comments by Gregory Wolfe.
Paul Elie, “Nothing Less Than Phenomenal”
Paul Elie, “In Our Time?”
Paul Elie, “Screeds or Essays for the Near Future?”
Paul Elie, “Electro-literary Shock Therapy”
Paul Elie, “Criticism, Not Committee Work”