Monsignor Quixote

Monsignor Quixote

Driven away from his parish by a censorious bishop, Monsignor Quixote sets off across Spain accompanied by a deposed renegade mayor as his own Sancho Panza, and his noble steed Rocinante – a faithful but antiquated SEAT 600.

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409021001

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Driven away from his parish by a censorious bishop, Monsignor Quixote sets off across Spain accompanied by a deposed renegade mayor as his own Sancho Panza, and his noble steed Rocinante – a faithful but antiquated SEAT 600. Like Cervantes’s classic, this comic, picaresque fable offers enduring insights into our life and times.
Categories: Fiction

Aiming at Heaven Getting the Earth

Aiming at Heaven  Getting the Earth

The late Monsignor Quixote (1982) also shows Greene once more seriously
engaged with the idea of Christian faith. What is so striking about this novel is that
the drama of redemption has moved out of Greeneland. It is set in present-day ...

Author: Marian E. Crowe

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073911641X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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This study analyzes the fiction of four contemporary Catholic novelists: Alice Thomas Ellis, David Lodge, Sara Maitland, and Piers Paul Read.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Sanctification of Don Quixote

The Sanctification of Don Quixote

2 While describing aptly the double theme of Monsignor Quixote, these two critics
overlook that theme's Kierkegaardian and Unamunian dimensions. If Greenes
novel is a "meditation on faith and doubt," his linking of that problem with the ...

Author: Eric Ziolkowski

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271033655

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Ziolkowski explores the religious implications of the figure of Don Quixote in Western literature from Cervantes to the present.While scholars and critics in the past have often called attention to the secularizing tendency of modern literature, to the numerous fictional adaptations of the Christ figure on the one hand, and the innumerable literary descendants of Don Quixote on the other, this study is the first to examine a lineage of characters in whom the images of the alleged savior and the mad knight are combined.After considering Don Quixote as the first modern novel, and taking into account its relationship to religion, society, and censorship in seventeenth-century Spain, Ziolkowski traces the history and fate of Don Quixote, the character, through a series of religious transformations over the centuries, focusing on three novels that adapt the Quixote figure: Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot, and Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote. Ziolkowski argues that, given the increased secularization and decline of religious consciousness over the last several centuries, any pursuit of religious values or ideas becomes questionable and this appears &"quixotic&" insofar as it stands in contradiction to the sociohistorical context. He concludes that religious existence, for the few who pursue it in suffering, which means that the religious person feels temporally displaced for adhering to a seemingly obsolete faith and lifestyle.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Hispanic Connection

The Hispanic Connection

11 "Monsignor Quixote": Graham Greene Rewriting Unamuno Rewriting
Cervantes Jack B. Jelinski In this chapter, I will examine Graham Greene's
superb novel as a modern version of Cervantes's masterpiece in which the
portrayal of ...

Author: Zenia Sacks Da Silva

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275980901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

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Examines the span of Spanish and Latin American arts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Eucharist and Ecumenism

Eucharist and Ecumenism

Because of the injuries received by Monsignor Quixote, Fr. Leopoldo refuses to
let the policemen take the two men away and the monsignor is carried through
the church to a guest room where he will rest until the doctor comes to examine
him ...

Author: Owen F. Cummings

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621897682

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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Most Christians worship on a regular basis on the Lord's Day. They have done so from the beginning, and their worship has centered on the Eucharist, following Jesus's words, "Do this in remembrance of me." Over the two millennia of the Christian tradition there have been shifts of emphasis and understanding about the Eucharist. This book attempts to point out, by providing accessible accounts of both liturgies and liturgists across the centuries and traditions, just how much different Christians have in common and how they can benefit from attending to one another's worship. The author's ultimate hope is that in its small way, the book will contribute to Christians worshiping together.
Categories: Religion

Graham Greene

Graham Greene

Monsignor Quixote tempts one to think of it as Greene's valedictory work even
though it is not. The most serene of his novels, it seems almost calculated to lay
to rest demons from the past. In Monsignor Quixote the agonizing problem of
doubt ...

Author: Robert Hoskins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135583057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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This study reveals Greene in a dual role as author, one who projects literary experience into his view of life and subsequently projects both his experience and its "literary" interpretation into his fiction; and it defines two phases of Greenes novels through the changing relationship between writer and protagonists. The first phase progresses from acutely sensitive, self-divided young men somewhat like the young Greene to embittered, alienated characters ostensibly at great distance from their creator. The second phase (1939) includes a series of "portraits of the artist" through which Greene confronts more directly the tensions and conflicts of his private life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Literature in English

Twentieth Century Literature in English

12 Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote : A Text Within a Text RAMA KUNDU
Department of English Burdwan University Burdwan J.L. Borges , the Argentine
writer tells the story of one ' Pierre Menard , Author of the Quixote ' who did not
want ...

Author: Ed. Manmohan K. Bhatnagar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171566316

Category: American literature

Page: 224

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Twentieth Century Marks A Watershed In Human History, Altering Significantly The Social, Moral, Psychological And Spiritual Dimensions Of Life. Reflecting These Changes Truthfully, Literature In English Written In Disparate Segments Of The Globe England, America And The Commonwealth Comes To Have A Significant Convergence Of Concerns And A Not-Too-Divergent Choice Of Artistic Strategies. The Present Volume Of Twentieth Century Literature In English Comprises Original Research Articles, Laying Bare Hitherto Unexplored Dimensions Of The Literature Of The Age Along These Lines.Prefaced By Incisive Insights Into Theoretical Aspects, Viz., The Modern Literary Scenario, Modernism And Post-Modernism, The Volume Includes Comprehensive Critiques Of The Works Of T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Paul Mark Scott, Graham Greene, Anthony Burgess, Tennesse Williams, Saul Bellow, Farhana Sheikh, Bharati Mukherjee, Ruth Prawer Jhabwala, Bhabani Bhattacharya, Manohar Malgonkar, Nayantara Sahgal, V.S. Naipaul, R.K. Narayan, Wole Soyinka, George Lamming And Christopher J. Koch.Incorporating Insightful Analysis Of Works Old And New Often From A Comparative Perspective, Involving Scrutiny Of Cliched Responses, The Present Volume Affords A View Of The Latest Research In The Field.
Categories: American literature

The Collar

The Collar

As with the best kind of comic clerics in this chapter, Father Quixote represents
Christian love at its most basic. He has no ambition and little learning but is
dutiful and sincere. Elevated to the position of Monsignor when he offers aid to a
bishop ...

Author: Sue Sorensen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630871918

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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Combining thematic analysis and stimulating close readings, The Collar is a wide-ranging study of the many ways--heroic or comic, shrewd or dastardly--Christian ministers have been represented in literature and film. Since all Christians are expected to be involved in ministry of some type, the assumptions of secular culture about ministers affect more than just clergy. Ranging across several nations (particularly the U. S., Britain, and Canada), denominations, and centuries, The Collar aims to encourage creative and faithful responses to the challenges of Christian leadership and to provoke awareness of the times when leadership expectations become too extreme. Using the framework of novels, plays, TV, and movies to make inquiries about pastoral passion, frustration, and fallibility, Sue Sorensen's well-informed, sprightly, and perceptive book will be helpful to pastors, parishioners, those interested in practical theology, and anyone who enjoys evocative literature and film.
Categories: Religion

Vehicles

Vehicles

a hot summer's day in Valencia, a few years after General Franco's death, the
eponymous hero of Graham Greene's novel, Monsignor Quixote (1982) worries
about the fate of his old Seat 600. He prays to God that the little car may survive
him ...

Author: David Lipset

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782383765

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign—for example, a cattle car—and its referent, the Holocaust. These “sign-vehicles” serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground vehicles can be rich metaphors for the moral imagination. Following on this insight, Vehicles presents a collection of ethnographic essays on the metaphoric significance of vehicles in different cultures. Analyses include canoes in Papua New Guinea, pedestrians and airplanes in North America, lowriders among Mexican-Americans, and cars in contemporary China, Japan, and Eastern Europe, as well as among African-Americans in the South. Vehicles not only “carry people around,” but also “carry” how they are understood in relation to the dynamics of culture, politics and history.
Categories: Social Science

Journal of Ritual Studies

Journal of Ritual Studies

The rituals in Monsignor Quixote do not represent the Church hierarchy or
illustrate the Church ' s power , and Greene does not portray the institution of the
Church as the source of grace . On the contrary , Greene suggests that , despite
the ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030052570

Category: Manners and customs

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Categories: Manners and customs

Graham Greene in Perspective

Graham Greene in Perspective

fact that the theologians whose works Monsignor Quixote loves to read lived at
the same time as Don Quixote and that they might have met Cervantes ' hero had
he travelled as far as Salamanca . Thus a connection is indicated between two ...

Author: Peter Erlebach

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002259443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

View: 317

The symposium -Graham Greene in Perspective- held on 22-23 November 1990 at the University of Mainz has brought together scholars from Britain, France and Germany whose special interest is Graham Greene's literary achievement. Their lectures and analyses are assembled in this volume of -Anglo-American Studies-. They are concerned with major themes in the novels of the 40s and the 50s (Peter Erlebach), -Knowing- in "Brighton Rock" (Jean-Yves Monnier), the two worlds of "Travels with my Aunt" (Volker Schulz), the image of the novelist (Nigel Wood), the adaptation for the cinema (Ann Piroelle), Greene as Catholic novelist (Heinz Antor), "The Comedians" (Dorothea Barrett), dimensions of political experience (Uwe Boker), escape and liberation (Paul O'Prey), "Monsignor Quixote" (Wolfgang G. Muller), "The Human Factor" (Thomas M. Stein) and postmodern features in Graham Greene's novels (Grahame Smith)."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Trading Twelves

Trading Twelves

Greene ' s Quixote figure is the priest of a village named El Toboso , in La
Mancha of postFranco Spain . Like the original Don Quixote , Monsignor Quixote
is poor and his clothes are threadbare . His " steed " is a jalopy that is " little better
than ...

Author: Don Lee Fred Nilsen

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015050148389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 561

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British writers of the 20th century have used humor in various ways in their works. This book surveys humor in British literature from Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934) through Douglas (Noel) Adams (1952-). The volume is divided into ten chapters, with the first chapter covering authors born between 1855 and 1869, and with later chapters each covering authors born during a particular decade. Each chapter discusses the humor, satire, parody, irony, comedy, and wit of individual authors and gives extensive bibliographical information about other critics who have done the same. The book is arranged chronologically according to the birth year of the author being discussed. Through this chronological arrangement, the reader may trace the evolution of British literary humor over time. An index allows the reader to locate individual authors alphabetically.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Greene and Unamuno

Greene and Unamuno

And Monsignor Quixote , whose protagonist is Don Quixote ' s descendant living
in the region of La Mancha , provides ... And in an article “ Doubt and Certitude in
Monsignor Quixote " ( 1985 ) , Patrick Henry , though he did not pay sufficient ...

Author: Chae-sŏk Chʻoe

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCAL:B4973370

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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This book compares the spiritual perspectives of Miguel de Unamuno as defined in his expository writings with those of Graham Greene as implied in his major fiction. It begins with a comparison between Greene's experiences and both Unamuno's early experiences and the spiritual world portrayed in his three major prose works. Then, as the moral consciousness of the protagonists in Greene's six religious novels, including "Monsignor Quixote, " is analyzed, their moral struggles are compared with those presented in Unamuno's prose works. The book shows that Greene and Unamuno are remarkably alike in the way their minds and emotions function, and that Greene's own hint about Unamuno's influence on himself is critically acceptable. This throws a new light on Greene's fictional world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Religion Literature

Religion   Literature

Similarly , as in The Power and the Glory and The Heart of the Matter , the
problem of suffering , especially the suffering of children , is again at the heart of
the problem of belief in Monsignor Quixote . When Sancho admits he might feel
guilty ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006975879

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

The Life of Graham Greene 1955 1991

The Life of Graham Greene  1955 1991

For Don Quixote , the ' windmills ' were giants : for Greene they were the mafia ,
and in particular Daniel Guy . Monsignor Quixote is an allegory , reflecting the
conflict between the pure of heart – the lovable Father Quixote , who has no ...

Author: Norman Sherry

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143036130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 906

View: 393

The third and final volume of a masterful biography of Graham Greene marks the centenary of the author's birth, following Greene, an agent for the British government, from prerevolutionary Cuba and the Belgian Congo, through adulterous interludes, to his relationships with other literary luminaries, drawing on personal interviews, letters, and diaries to capture the complex world of Graham Greene. Reprint.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Graham Greene

Graham Greene

CHAPTER III MONSIGNOR QUIXOTE : THE FILM T HE TRANSITION OF
Monsignor Quixote to film was not easy . T It is a novel in which dialogue is
everything ; cinema is a medium of action in which there is no place for the long
paragraph .

Author: Leopoldo Durán

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015032183132

Category: Authors, English

Page: 352

View: 199

A record of the last years of Graham Greene's life, in which he agonized over his faith. Many of the debates recorded in Monsignor Quixote were actually conducted with the author, Fr Duran. For 27 years, he was probably the closest friend of the novelist.
Categories: Authors, English

Ethics in Pastoral Ministry

Ethics in Pastoral Ministry

We have mistakenly extended the seal of confession to cover every sort of
pastoral activity and communication . Graham Greene provides a scene
illustrative of this practice in his novel , Monsignor Quixote . In this scene , Father
Quixote and ...

Author: Richard M. Gula

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809136201

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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A review of the literature on ministerial ethics reveals scant reflection on it among Catholics. So this book is a modest attempt to make a Catholic contribution to stimulate a conversation within the Catholic Church on professional ethics in pastoral ministry.
Categories: Religion

Dangerous Edges of Graham Greene

Dangerous Edges of Graham Greene

In Monsignor Quixote, published in 1982, we see the quixotic and mystical heart
of Greene's religious imagination on full display. The novel was initially
conceived as a short story to commemorate the deepening friendship between
Greene ...

Author: Dermot Gilvary

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441144386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 511

Informative, broad-ranging, and sheds new light on the life and literary art of one of the last century's most celebrated authors.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Spectator

The Spectator

One is reminded of this sentence in his new novel, Monsignor Quixote, in which
he returns to several themes which have preoccupied him before. Padre Quixote
is the parish priest of El Toboso, a poor village somewhere in La Mancha.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007429280

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The Harvard Advocate

The Harvard Advocate

In Monsignor Quixote Greene returns to more overtly working out the problem of
faith , but through an approach which has no precedent in his other novels .
Quixote , descended from the illustrious fictional knight , lives contentedly as a
priest ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001087152

Category: College students' writings, American

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Categories: College students' writings, American