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Bernard Iddings Bell Bernard Iddings Bell (1886-1958) wrote several controversial books examining the American way of life. These fine little books attracted considerable attention, many of them beginning as articles in the New York Times Magazine, Commonweal,...
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In her study of the South’s preeminent fictionist, Flannery O’Connor’s Sacramental Art, Susan Srigley reconsiders three of Flannery O’Connor’s most significant figures: Hazel Motes, Francis Tarwater, and Ruby Turpin. The...
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Published originally during the Second World War, Simone Weil’s “The Iliad, or the Poem of Force” and Rachel Bespaloff’s “On the Iliad” are two of the last century’s finest discussions of Western literature’s preeminent epic. The...
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Aliens in America: The Strange Truth About Our Souls. By Peter Augustine Lawler. ISI Books. In Aliens in America, Peter Augustine Lawler argues convincingly, if disturbingly, that Americans, having been seduced...
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Why Literature Matters: Permanence and the Politics of Reputation by Glenn C. Arbery An overwhelming majority of those who teach literature and thereby determine what imaginative...
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The Church and the Land, by Fr. Vin­cent Mc­N­abb. Few in our time have heard of Fa­ther Vincent McNabb —Irish­man, Do­mini­can the­olo­gian, lead­ing light among the Dis­trib­utists, and man of par­a­dig­matic char­ac­ter. Nor would...