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Nick Ripatrazone

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The Beauty and Mystery of the Wilderness with Nick Ripatrazone

AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast

Back in the innocent days of February 2020, host Mike Jordan Laskey sent a Twitter message to author Nick Ripatrazone in reply to a tweet Nick posted about reading the Graham Greene novel "The Power and the Glory" for Lent, which is something he does every year. What if we invited others to read along with us and talk about it online? Mike asked. Nick was up for it and the Jesuit Book Club was born. Since then, the Jesuit Book Club has hosted a series of live events featuring conversations with some of today’s best authors who are rooted in the Catholic literary tradition, including Alice McDermott, Kirstin Valdez Quade and Phil Klay. For this summer’s Jesuit Book Club selection, we read Nick's own most recent book, which is titled "Wild Belief: Poets and Prophets in the Wilderness." The book traces the theme of wilderness through the work of almost a dozen writers in creative and surprising ways. This time, instead of a live event, the Jesuit Book Club discussion is happening as an episode of AMDG. Mike and Nick discuss the work of three of the writers Nick focuses on in his book: Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Everson and Mary Oliver.Join us in October for our next book and live author event with a very special guest (Nick announces who it is during this episode!). If you can't wait that long, check out jesuits.org/bookclub to sign up for the virtual gathering.


8 Sep 2021

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273: What is a Colophon? "Praise the Colophon: Twenty Notes on Type." Nick Ripatrazone, The Millions. @nickripatrazone

The John Batchelor Show

Photo:English: The last page of Suecica Birgitta (Bridget of Sweden); Petrus (Magister o P); Matthias (Lincopiensis) (1492)  Revelationes caelestes: mit Vita abbreviata sanctae Birgittae, Inhaltsverzeichnis, Tabula und Bittgebet zur hl. Birgitta. Davor: Turrecremata, Johannes de: Defensorium super Revelationes caelestes sanctae Birgittae Mit der Kanonisationsbulle "Ab origine mundi," Rom 7.10.1391, von Papst Bonifatius IX. und der Bestätigung "Excellentum principum," Florenz 1.7.1419, von Papst Martin V [Celestial revelations: with a brief life of Saint Bridget, table of contents, picture and petitionary prayer for St. Bridget. Formerly: Turrecremata, Johannes de: Defence of the celestial revelations of Saint Bridget (extracts). With the canonization bull "From the beginning of the world," Rome 7 October 1391, by Pope Boniface IX and the confirmation "Leaders of excellence," Florence 1 July 1419, by Pope Martin V], Lübeck:  Bartholomäus Ghotan [for the Abbey of Our Lady and of Saint Bridget in Vadstena]  OCLC: 239380301. (BSB-Ink B-530 GW 4391.) The page features a colophon and printer's mark.Date | 1492Source | http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0002/bsb00025551/images/bsb00025551_00691.jpg.Author | Artist Unknown author; printed by Bartholomäus Ghotan. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesParler & Twitter: @BatchelorShowWhat is a Colophon? "Praise the Colophon: Twenty Notes on Type." Nick Ripatrazone, The Millions. @nickripatrazone Author of WILD BELIEF: POETS & PROPHETS IN THE WILDERNESS (http://bit.ly/2WPKT0f) / Writer: Rolling Stone, GQ, The Atlantic, Esquire / Columns: @lithub & @The_Millions http://www.themillions.com/2015/03/praise-the-colophon-twenty-notes-on-type.html?src=longreads "Colophon: a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer's emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing. You know: the details about the typeface, the typographer, the publisher, the who, what and where of the book's creation. Nick Ripatrazone researches the colophon's history and its artistic purpose. He concludes, "I call for the return of colophons. The battle of the book is not to be won or lost in preferences of print or digital. The page will always remain. Letters will always remain."


2 Aug 2020

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Christian Humanist Profiles 193: Nick Ripatrazone

Christian Humanist Profiles

Michial Farmer interviews Nick Ripatrazone about his recent book, "Longing for an Absent God."


20 Jul 2020

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7 Books for 7 Moods with Writer Nick Ripatrazone

AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast

If you’ve been trying to read more these days, then this episode is for you. Our guest is author Nick Ripatrazone, whose latest book is titled “Longing for an Absent God: Faith and Doubt in Great American Fiction.” In the book, Nick explores how two major strands of Catholic writers--practicing and cultural--intertwine and sustain each other. Nick talked in-depth with host Mike Jordan Laskey about Nick’s three favorite authors from his book: Flannery O’Connor, Don DeLillo and Toni Morrison. Nick also played book concierge, suggesting seven books for seven different quarantine moods. If the conversation makes you want to talk literature with Mr. Ripatrazone himself, you’re in luck. Nick is also the facilitator of our online Jesuit Book Club. Our selection for May is the novel "Mariette in Ecstasy" by Ron Hansen. Get more information and sign up to participate at jesuits.org/bookclub.Buy Nick's book here: https://bookshop.org/books/longing-for-an-absent-god-faith-and-doubt-in-great-american-fiction/9781506451954Check out his website here: http://nickripatrazone.com/home.html


29 Apr 2020

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Water and Salt by Nick Ripatrazone

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Water and Salt by Nick Ripatrazone


16 Dec 2010