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Farm Street Writer

Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side'

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780198267287
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267287.003.0006
Farm Street Writer

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This chapter focuses on George Tyrrell's writings. Tyrrell was brought to London to work as a writer. A small scriptorium had been established at the back of the Jesuit complex in Mount Street, Mayfair. Here, in the Farm Street building, The Month, journal of the English Jesuits, was produced. Apart from general reviews and occasional pieces, his main concern was mysticism and devotion. In May 1897 his first book, Nova et Vetera, subtitled Informal Meditations for Times of Spiritual Dryness, appeared. Tyrrell achieved his effects by directness and honesty. The book was a success because it was written out of immediate personal experience, avoiding spiritual clichés.

Keywords: George Tyrrell; Jesuits; Jesuit priests; religious writing; Nova et Vetera

Chapter.  6353 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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