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Review 27 October 2016
book cover Airing Rome’s Dirty Laundry
A. M. Juster
Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet by Daisy Dunn. Harper, 2016. Hardcover, 336 pages, $26.
Review 23 October 2016
book cover The Fragility of Peace
Jordan M. Poss
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by Adrian Goldsworthy. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 528 pages, $32.50.
Review 20 October 2016
book cover Is a Christian Society Possible?
Jeremy A. Kee
Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society by R. R. Reno. Regnery, 2016. Hardcover, 256 pages, $28.
Review 16 October 2016
book cover The Dread Beneath
Carl Rollyson
The War of the Worlds: From H. G. Wells to Orson Welles to Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and Beyond by Peter J. Beck. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Paper, 408 pages, $30.
Review 9 October 2016
book cover Watching Shadows
Greg Morrison
Gnomon: Essays on Contemporary Literature by Hugh Kenner. Dalkey Archive Press, 2016 (Originally McDowell, Oblensky: 1958). Paper, 302 pages, $18.
Review 2 October 2016
book cover Solidarity Against the Present Discontent
Daniel J. Mahoney
The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko, with a foreword by John O’Sullivan. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 182 pages, $24.
Review 29 September 2016
image Epic, Rock, Camp, and Beowulf
A. M. Juster
Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage by Jason Craig and Dave Malloy. Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI. Run: September 8–October 9, 2016.
Review 25 September 2016
book cover A Nearly Essential Goethe
Frank Freeman
The Essential Goethe by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, edited and introduced by Matthew Bell. Princeton University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 1056 pages, $40.
Review 21 September 2016
book cover The Last Pratchett
Peter L. Edman
The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett. HarperCollins, 2015. Hardcover, 288 pages, $19.
Review 18 September 2016
book cover Henry George, Anti-Statist
David S. D’Amato
Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age by Edward T. O’Donnell. Columbia University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 376 pages, $38.
Review 11 September 2016
book cover Lessons from a Failed Party?
Mark G. Malvasi
John Pendleton Kennedy: Early American Novelist, Whig Statesman, & Ardent Nationalist by Andrew R. Black. Louisiana State University Press, 2016. Cloth, 343 pages, $48.
Review 8 September 2016
book cover Backcountry Wisdom from an Investment Banker
Will Hoyt
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance. Harper, 2016. Hardcover, 264 pages, $28.
Review 4 September 2016
book cover The Latin Literature that almost Wasn’t
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature by Denis Feeney. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 400 pages, $35.
Interview 29 August 2016
book cover Horror of Life
an interview by JP O’Malley
O’Malley speaks with Peter Ackroyd CBE about his new biography of Alfred Hitchcock and the great director’s life and work.

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A poor man, if he has dignity, honesty, the respect of his neighbors, a realization of his duties, a love of the wisdom of his ancestors, and possibly some taste for knowledge or beauty, is rich in the unbought grace of life.

Russell Kirk

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