Newman in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Newman Studies Journal 6 (1):5-19 (2009)
This essay traces Newman’s rich legacy in modern American literature in the writings of three prominent American writers of the last century: F. Scott Fitzgerald, who plays off of Newman’s definition of a gentleman in his The Beautiful and Damned (1922); Sinclair Lewis, who connects the figure of Carlyle Vesper to Newman in Gideon Planish (1943); and Flannery O’Connor, who mentioned Newman in four published letters, and whose artistic vision was shaped appreciably by Newman’s Apologia and his Grammar of Assent
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion  Religious Studies
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ISBN(s) 1547-9080
DOI 10.5840/nsj20096115
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