I’ve received an e-mail from someone seeking recommendations for further reading on Shakespeare’s Catholicism and the English recusants. Here is the text of the relevant part of his e-mail. My response follows.
I’ve received an e-mail from someone seeking recommendations for good contemporary Catholic fiction. Here is the text of the relevant part of his e-mail. My response follows.
We’ve now been home for almost a week after our annual sojourn in Seal Beach, California. It seems that I’ve spent the whole time climbing the mountain of backlogged work that awaited my return to the home office.
Part seven of my podcast series “Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know”, which is based upon my book of the same title. Visit EveryCatholic.org/Literature to learn more.
My friends at Religion en Libertad in Spain have translated my essay “The Feminine Genius of Jane Austin” and have added several links to film adaptations of Austen’s work. Spanish speakers might want to explore further:
Welcome and enjoy the 44th installment of my lectures on Tolkien and Lewis!
Archaisms renew and renovate the language because it is the old things that make all things new. Here’s my call for the preservation of endangered words:
For those, like me, who are more at home with Homer than with Homer Simpson, these musings upon the pagan muses will be music to the ears:
I feel compelled to share with my friends in the Inner Sanctum a wonderfully insightful and incisive e-mail I’ve received from a correspondent from South America on the depiction of suffering in the fictional works of Graham Greene, G. K. Chesterton and Maurice Baring. I’ve retained the quaintly quirky and idiomatic phrasing of the correspondent’s wording.
’ve received an article submission for the St. Austin Review, the Catholic cultural journal of which I am the editor, by “a free-lance writer and published novelist” on the thorny topic of immigration. My brief e-mail giving the reasons for my rejection of the article are given at the end of the article itself, the latter of which I’m posting in its entirety. Please see if you can spot the fatal flaw in the author’s reasoning, the logical non sequitur which nullifies his argument. For my own most recent essay on immigration, please see “An Immigrant Like Me”, which was recently posted to the “Thoughts from Home and Abroad” section of this website.