Articles by Robert Fay

July 27, 2016

The Writer is Not Here: On Nihilism and the Writing Life 5

Just as writing may induce multifarious forms of anxiety, the right words are also a middle finger to the dying of the light.

November 28, 2011

Where Have All the Catholic Writers Gone? 64

Despite such a rich literary heritage, novels — both by Catholics and non-Catholics — grappling with what used to be called “the drama of salvation” are no longer just rare, but almost unthinkable nowadays.

August 25, 2011

Paris, Wikipedia, and My Middle Age Crisis 7

The crisis goes on like this night and day. It matters little whether I’m on YouTube, watching television, flipping through my wife’s magazines or churning through RSS feeds and Twitter updates, there are always endless amounts of famous, middle-age men to look up.