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The new issue of the St. Austin Review is hot off the press! Highlights:
- Joseph Pearce admires “the genius of Evelyn Waugh”.
- John Beaumont surveys “the conversion and post-conversion of Evelyn Waugh”.
- Daniel Frampton is “in search of sanctity” in comparing Evelyn Waugh and Roy Campbell.
- Aaron Urbanczyk sees “the dark side of literary encounter in Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust”.
- Annesley Anderson feels the “twitch upon the thread” and finds “grace in Brideshead Revisited”.
- Deirdre Murphy discovers “vocation, redemption and hope in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and The End of the Battle”.
- Fr. Dwight Longenecker finds in Brideshead “a fairy-tale revisited”.
- Richard Marcantonio admires “the gospel according to Caravaggio”.
- Igor V. Babailov hails “the resurrection of realism”.
- K. V. Turley finds in the film 1945 “the clash of civilizations on and off screen”.
- Donald DeMarco sings the praises of Chopin.
- Fr. Benedict Kiely sees Christian martyrs as a “cloud of witnesses”.
- Kevin O’Brien meditates upon “the making of self-made men”.
- Greg Peters reviews Building the Benedict Option (Libresco).
- Debra Stellato reviews Fill These Hearts: God, Sex, and the Universal Longing (West).
- Stephen Tomlinson reviews On the Principles of Taxing Beer & Other Essays (Schall).
- Robert Asch reviews Passionate Attitudes: The English Decadence of the 1890s (Sturgis).
- Kenneth Colston reviews The Poor Old Liberal Arts (Gannon).
- Carl Hasler reviews Ten Battles Every Catholic Should Know (Greaney).
- Virginia Sullivan reviews Reaching Forever (Kolin).
- Plus new poetry by Gabrielle Braud, Philip C. Kolin, Fr. Dwight Longenecker and Michael Williams.
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