For Further Reading

In this interview, Paul Elie mentioned numerous authors and works. These are noted here, along with Elie’s own books and selected essays.

The Life You Save May be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (New York, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2003).

Reinventing Bach (New York, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2012).

“What Do the Church’s Victim’s Deserve,” The New Yorker, April 8, 2019.

How Racist Was Flannery O’Connor,” The New Yorker, June 15, 2020.

“Andy Warhol’s Religious Journey,” The New Yorker, December 7, 2021.

“The Reinvention of the Catholic Church,” The Atlantic, December 11, 2022.

Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness (New York, NY: HarperOne, 2009).

Don DeLillo, Libra (New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1991).

Max Frisch, Man in the Holocene, trans. Geoffrey Skelton (Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2007).

Jhumpa Lahiri, In Other Words (New York, NY: Penguin-Random House, 2006).

Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain (New York, NY: HarperOne, 1999).

Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father (New York, NY: Crown, 2004).

Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood (New York, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux Classics, 2007).

Walker Percy, The Moviegoer (New York, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux Classics, 2019).

Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking (New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2013).

Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, 40th anniversary reissue (Biddeford, ME: David R. Godine, 2022).

John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces (New York, NY: Grove Press, 1987).