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Anne Rice: Transformation from Erotica to Catholicism
An account of Anne Rice's life and novels.
# 152102 | 2,872 words | 0 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Dec 30, 2012 in Literature (American) , English (Biography)

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'This paper provides an account of the life and works of Anne Rice, a popular American author and explains some of the reasons behind the inspiration for some of her novels as well as her spiritual return to Catholicism.

Early Life
The Writing Career of Anne Rice
Rice's Return to Catholicism

From the Paper:

''Rice describes her obsession as reading her way back to God. She read John A.T. Robinson, Augustine, D.A. Carson, Jacob Neusner, Luke Timothy Johnson and Craig L. Blomberg. Rice's former assistant, Amy Troxler, had once studied to be a nun. Rice and Troxler spent hours reading to each other passages from the bible and Rice spent a lot of time alone in her room contemplating God and her life previously.
''By 1998, Anne Rice had come to realize that she didn't have to know the answer to every question she had. This was a time when rice found herself at a crossroads. Anne decided to love and to do her best in life with the belief that the rest would come on its own. Anne began wondering if the Catholic faith would accept her again and her friend, Toxler, assured her that they would.
''Next, Rice went to see a priest and made confession or nearly two hours. During the confession, she discussed her writing in great detail and depth. She also talked about what she considered to be her personal failings and her hopes for a better life. Her husband, Stan, continued to remain an atheist. Still, he agreed to remarry Anne in the Catholic church, probably because it was so important to her.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ramsland, Katherine, Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice (1991)
  • Roberts, Bette B., Anne Rice (1994)
  • Rice, Anne (2008), Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession, Knopf
  • Rice, Anne (2005), "Author's Note" in Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, Knopf
  • Anne Rice: The Official Site. Anne Rice. 2008

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