Sunday 13 December 2009

J.F. Powers Week On Book Reviews And More

This fall I did my last course to finish my University degree. I did a selected reading course RS398 on the Religious Fiction of J.F. Powers. During the course of the term, I reread all of Powers' books, and wrote formal academic book reviews on them, and wrote 2 essays. Here is the List of the assignments:

RS398 Directed Reading - The Religious Fiction of J.F. Powers
Essay - Why J.F. Powers
The Prince of Darkness and Other Stories
The Presence of Grace
Morte d'Urban
Look How the Fish Live
Wheat that Springeth Green
Essay - J.F. Powers Literary Life and Legacy

I read the books in their published order; it was a difficult course - I am not, nor ever will be, an English major. I am a book lover, and avid reader. I stumbled upon Powers' work years ago and have a great admiration for it. Over the next week I will post each of my assignments for this course. I had previously written about some of Powers' works and their influence over me seen here:

My Reviews and Articles on Powers:

1962 - Morte d'Urban - novel
1963 - Lions, Harts, Leaping Does, and Other Stories
1988 - Wheat that Springeth Green - novel
1991 - The Old Bird, A Love Story - Illustrated Edition
1999 - The Stories of J. F. Powers
J.F. Powers Selected Bibliography
J.F. Powers Book Covers
That Elusive Story
The Warm Sand
Meme Booked By 3 May 2007
Meme Book Meme
Meme Booked by 3 February 2007

So welcome to J.F. Powers Week on Book Reviews and More.

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