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Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence ed. by Marie Dennis

Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence ed. by Marie Dennis Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/common-knowledge/article-pdf/27/1/112/867422/0270112.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 Marie Dennis, ed., Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence, with a preamble by Pope Francis (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018), 256 pp. In a series of “nominations for out- of- print books that deserve to be rediscovered and republished,” Professor Alexandra Harris in the TLS of January 3, 2020, nominated Ford Madox Ford’s No Enemy: A Tale of Reconstruction , published in 1929 but “mostly written ten years earlier, in the first spring and summer after the Armistice.” To account for the disappearance from bookshelves and reading lists of a book by so well- regarded an author, Harris suggests that “perhaps the forget- table title is the trouble.” What makes No Enemy less memorable a title than (for instance) The Good Soldier is difc fi ult to say, unless it is that an absence of enemies is by nature undramatic and thus easily forgettable. So now I am wondering if László Krasznahorkai’s novel War and War was named to improve on Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which had proved memorable as a title on account of its first word only. I suppose that the word reconstruction http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Common Knowledge Duke University Press

Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence ed. by Marie Dennis

Common Knowledge , Volume 27 (1) – Jan 1, 2021

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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/common-knowledge/article-pdf/27/1/112/867422/0270112.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 Marie Dennis, ed., Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence, with a preamble by Pope Francis (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018), 256 pp. In a series of “nominations for out- of- print books that deserve to be rediscovered and republished,” Professor Alexandra Harris in the TLS of January 3, 2020, nominated Ford Madox Ford’s No Enemy: A Tale of Reconstruction , published in 1929 but “mostly written ten years earlier, in the first spring and summer after the Armistice.” To account for the disappearance from bookshelves and reading lists of a book by so well- regarded an author, Harris suggests that “perhaps the forget- table title is the trouble.” What makes No Enemy less memorable a title than (for instance) The Good Soldier is difc fi ult to say, unless it is that an absence of enemies is by nature undramatic and thus easily forgettable. So now I am wondering if László Krasznahorkai’s novel War and War was named to improve on Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which had proved memorable as a title on account of its first word only. I suppose that the word reconstruction

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Common KnowledgeDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2021

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