A Stay Against Confusion
Ron Hansen, signed by author
s/t: Essays on Faith and Fiction
In this vivid and deeply felt collection of essays, Ron Hansen talks about his novels, childhood, family, and mentors such as John Gardner. He explores prayer, stigmata, twentieth-century martyrs, and the Eucharist. A profile of his grandfather, a tough-as-nails, brook-no-guff Colorado rancher, finds a place alongside a wonderfully informative portrait of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. A brilliant reading of a story by Leo Tolstoy follows an appreciation of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Surprisingly intimate, ‘A Stay Against Confusion’ brings together the literary and religious impulses that inform the life of one of our most gifted fiction writers.