American Literature in the Twentieth Century

The latest issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to subscribers. This is what they will enjoy:

  • Dana Gioia admires “John Allen Wyeth: Soldier Poet”.
  • Kevin O’Brien engages sardonically with T. S. Eliot’s letters and love life: “P.S. I Love You (Not)”.
  • “Mr. Blue, Meet Your Nemesis.” Stephen Mirarchi makes the introduction.
  • Aaron Urbanczyk discovers “Backwoods Fundamentalist Homeschooling in Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away”.
  • Brendan D. King considers “The Poet and the Counterrevolution: Richard Wilbur, the Free Verse Revolution and the Revival of Rhymed Poetry”.
  • K. V. Turley watches Capote and finds “A Study in Cold Blood”.
  • Kevin Michael Saylor surveys “The Art of Discipleship” in the full colour art feature.
  • Susan Treacy waxes eloquent on “Michael Kurek and the Sound of Beauty”.
  • Donald DeMarco ponders Prokofiev, Sibelius and the Political Divide.
  • John Beaumont follows the road to Rome of “Justine Ward, Musical Educator and Convert”.
  • Manuel Alfonseca’s new regular science feature focuses on Artificial Intelligence.
  • Kenneth Colston reviews How to Keep from Losing Your Mind: Educating Yourself Classically to Survive Cultural Indoctrination by Deal W. Hudson. 
  • Carol Anne Jones reviews Out of the Classroom and Into the World: How to Transform Catholic Education by Roy Peachey.
  • Stephen Tomlinson reviews Defending Boyhood by Anthony Esolen.
  • Donna Spivey Ellington reviews The Restoration of Man: C. S. Lewis and the Continuing Case Against Scientism by Michael D. Aeschliman.
  • Plus new poetry by Philip C. Kolin, Greg Lobas, and R. V. Young.

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Ladydale Diary

The highlight of this past week has been our daughter’s birthday. A leap day baby, she has now turned twelve years old on her third birthday, which was what was written in icing on her cake. She had a great party, with six or seven friends. All the usual fare, cakes, cookies, et cetera, but also some great party games.
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