The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 122 – Minor Indignities

The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 122 – Minor Indignities

Jan 12, 2022 T.C. Merrill’s debut novel, Minor Indignities, is an evocative portrayal of the self-importance of undergraduate life at an Ivy League college. Its protagonist, a freshman consumed with what others consider him intellectually, socially and sexually, solely makes a idiot of himself the extra he strains to impress. The novel finally turns into

Jan 12, 2022

T.C. Merrill’s debut novel, Minor Indignities, is an
evocative portrayal of the self-importance of undergraduate life at an Ivy
League college. Its protagonist, a freshman consumed with what
others consider him intellectually, socially and sexually, solely
makes a idiot of himself the extra he strains to impress. The novel
finally turns into a richness of embarrassments whose closing
disaster illustrates the saying of St. Bernard: “Humiliation is
the best way to humility.”

Merrill joins the present to speak about his novel, his essay “The
Scenario of the Catholic Novelist”, Waugh’s Brideshead
Revisited
, how a fiction author ought to method depicting
sexuality, the relation between artwork and emotion, and René
Girard.

Watch interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xH1Fm6C9i7E

Hyperlinks

Minor Indignities
https://www.wisebloodbooks.com/store/p103/minor-indignities-by-trevor-cribben-merrill.html

“The Scenario of the Catholic Novelist”
https://www.wisebloodbooks.com/store/p116/The-Situation-of-the-Catholic-Novelist.html

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