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Spring 2016

Contents

On Letters and Essays 27 March 2016
book cover On Play and Seriousness
by James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on what play reveals about the human condition in conversation with Homo Ludens, the classic book by Johan Huizinga.
Review 27 March 2016
book cover The Many Dimensions of Charles Williams
a review by Adam Schwartz
Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop. Oxford University Press, 2015. Cloth, xx + 493 pp., $35.
Review 4 April 2016
book cover A Novel Out of Time
a review by Marc Mason
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin. Translated by Lisa Hayden. Oneworld Publications, 2015. Cloth, 352 pages, $25.
Review 11 April 2016
book cover Enlarging Emily Dickinson
a review by Carl Rollyson
A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century by Jerome Charyn. Bellevue Literary Press, 2016. Paperback, 255 pages, $20.
Review 17 April 2016
book cover America’s Own Richard II
a review by Jason K. Duncan
Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas. Random House, 2015. Hardcover, 619 pages, $35. The Nixon Effect: How Richard Nixon’s Presidency Fundamentally Changed American Politics by Douglas Schoen. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 384 pages, $27.
Review 24 April 2016
book cover A New Look at Benjamin Disraeli
a review by John P. Rossi
Disraeli: The Novel Politician by David Cesarani. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 292 pages, $25.
Review 1 May 2016
book cover Finding Freedom in a Totalitarian Age
a review by Tobias J. Lanz
Eumeswil. By Ernst Jünger. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel. Introduction by Russell A. Berman. Telos Press, 2015. Paperback, 330 pages, $27.
To the Point 8 May 2016
Kirk The Genius of T. S. Eliot
by Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1965
Review 8 May 2016
book cover The Life of ‘Mere Christianity’
a review by Frank Freeman
C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden. Lives of Great Religious Books series. Princeton University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 264 pages, $25.
Review 15 May 2016
book cover Don’t Fret Too Much About Success
a review by Eugene Schlanger
Opening Belle: A Novel by Maureen Sherry. Simon & Schuster, 2016 Hardcover, 338 pp., $25.
Review 22 May 2016
book cover The Convict-Bourgeois
a review by Eve Tushnet
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, translated by Michael Hofmann. Melville House, 2010. Paperback, 544 pages, $17.
Symposium 30 May 2016
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2016)
by Bookman Contributors
From Newman to MacArthur and children’s drama to philosophy and poetry, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists.
Review 5 June 2016
book cover A Forgotten American Horace
a review by Greg Morrison
American Austen: The Forgotten Writing of Agnes Repplier by Agnes Repplier, Edited by John Lukacs. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2009. Hardcover, 450 pages, $25.
Review 12 June 2016
book cover Anything but Bland Conformity
a review by Thomas F. Bertonneau
Collected Essays on Philosophers by Colin Wilson, edited by Colin Stanley. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. Hardcover, 253 pages, $82.
Books in Little 16 June 2016
book cover Books in Little: Modern Culture
by Karl C. Schaffenburg
An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture By Roger Scruton St. Augustine’s Press, 2000, New ed. 2016. Hardcover, 173 pp., $25.
Review 19 June 2016
book cover Burke in Full
a review by Ian Crowe
Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke by Richard Bourke. Princeton University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 1032 pages, $45.

All great systems, ethical or political, attain their ascendency over the minds of men by virtue of their appeal to the imagination; and when they cease to touch the chords of wonder and mystery and hope, their power is lost, and men look elsewhere for some set of principles by which they may be guided.

Russell Kirk

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