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Best of the Bookman 20 January 2013
book cover A Blinkered Life of Burke
Francis Canavan, S.J.
The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography and Commented Anthology of Edmund Burke, by Conor Cruise O’Brien. University of Chicago Press, 1992.Paper 692 pp., $34.95.
Review 13 January 2013
book cover Testing the Metaphor
JP O’Malley
Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with J. G. Ballard, 1967–2008, Edited by Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara. Fourth Estate, 2012. Hardcover, 304 pages, £25.
Best of the Bookman 13 January 2013
book cover Burke Endures
Brian C. Anderson
The Enduring Edmund Burke, edited by Ian Crowe. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1997. 221pp., $25 cloth.
Review 6 January 2013
book cover Bloodied Beauty
Peter L. Edman
The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy by Philip Tallon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cloth, 266 pages, $74.
Best of the Bookman 6 January 2013
book cover True Ethical Humanism
Milton Hindus
Rousseau and Romanticism, by Irving Babbitt. With a new Introduction by Claes G. Ryn. Transaction Publishers, 1991.
Editorial 1 January 2013
Editor’s Note: Looking Forward and Back
Review 30 December 2012
book cover A Player Piano for the Twenty-First Century
Gary L. Gregg II
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Dial Press 1999 [1952] Paper, 352 pages, $15.
On Essays and Letters 23 December 2012

Below is a bonus column from Father Schall. You can also peruse his other online articles in this series here.

book cover On Quotations
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall reflects on the art of the quotation: We usually do not quote just to be quoting.
Review 16 December 2012
book cover Conversation in Collapse
Eve Tushnet
The Conversation, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. American Zoetrope / Paramount, 1974. 113 minutes.
On Essays and Letters 16 December 2012
book cover The Real Charm of Oxford
James V. Schall, S.J.
Father Schall reflects on letters of the English Dominican Bede Jarrett.
Essay 9 December 2012
book cover The State of American Liberal Education These Days
Peter Augustine Lawler
Peter Augustine Lawler says that the requirements of being middle class—of living in a meritocracy based on productivity—gradually destroys liberal education in America, but two countercultures continue to preserve serious education that teaches people to live well.
Essay 9 December 2012
book cover Ten Conservative Books Revisited
Gerald J. Russello
In 1986, Russell Kirk gave a lecture on Ten Conservative Books. Bookman editor Gerald Russello returns to the theme 25 years on with another ten recommendations.
Interview 2 December 2012
image Having It Both Ways
an interview by JP O’Malley
Novelist and poet James Lasdun speaks with the Bookman about why he feels violence is an important theme to be explored in poetry, how Chekhov modernized him as a writer, and why an industrial wasteland in New Jersey inspired the milieu for one of his novels.
Review 2 December 2012
book cover Back to the Sources, Almost
John Byron Kuhner
Of Farming and Classics: A Memoir by David Grene. University of Chicago Press, 2006, cloth, 184 pages, $35.

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Mere unthinking negative opposition to the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.

Russell Kirk

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