Who are we and what does Odysseus teach us about ourselves?
The Catholic Herald has published my article on Newman’s reception in the United States:
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:
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:
The new issue of the St. Austin Review will be winging its way to subscribers imminently. Highlights of the September/October issue:
- Joseph Pearce sees Pride as “what’s wrong” with modernity and the cause of its fall.
- Mark Deavin uncovers “the true horror of the Nazi euthanasia murder program”.
- Lord David Alton laments those who are “turning a blind eye to the murder and rape of Christians”.
- Louise Merrie is “accompanying the sick with love”, offering “a Catholic solution to euthanasia and assisted suicide”.
- Stephen Brady asks “who or what controls the world economy?”
- The Quinsigamond Group argues that “expanding employee ownership” is the key to “a stronger American economy”.
- William Randall Lancaster waxes sagacious “on language and liberty”.
- Charlotte Ostermann offers “notes toward a Catholic way”.
- Donald DeMarco connects “deconstruction and the fall of man”.
- Fr. Dwight Longenecker foresees “the abolition of man … literally”.
- Kevin O’Brien wonders whether there can be “a climate change in the climate of opinion”.
- Fr. Benedict Kiely perceives a Christian phoenix “rising from the Albanian ashes”.
- K. V. Turley detects “unquiet graves and troubled consciences” in the film, The Act of Killing.
- Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs acknowledges “the strokes of the master” in the full colour art feature on her work.
- Louis Markos reviews The Eighth Arrow: Odysseus in the Underworld by J. Augustine Wetta.
- Matthew P. Akers reviews The Idol of Our Age by Daniel J. Mahoney.
- Gwen Adams reviews The Bump on Brannigan’s Head by Myles Connolly.
- Marie Dudzik reviews The Catholic Writer Today and Other Essays by Dana Gioia.
- Plus new poetry by Pavel Chichikov, Diarmaid Ó Conghaile, Megan Reznicek and Denise Sobilo.
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Here are some musings on the nature and supernature of myth and truth as understood by master storytellers, such as Tolkien, Lewis, Waugh and Shakespeare:
Here are my thoughts on a really bad book about the culture of classical Greece:
I’ll never be able to read all the books that I wish that I could, and I’ll never write all the books that I’d like to. Here are some musings on some books I wish I had time to write: