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Best of the Bookman 4 March 2012
image The Private World of Unamuno
Anthony Kerrigan
An Historical Note and Commentary. The Private World in Selected Works of Miguel de Unamuno, in seven volumes. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan; edited and annotated by Anthony Kerrigan and Martin Nozick. Bollingen Series; Princeton University Press, 1967–1985.
Review 26 February 2012
book cover Eliot Through His Letters
Martin Lockerd
The Letters of T. S. Eliot, Vol. II: 1923–1925 (U.S. Edition) edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton. Yale University Press, 2011. 878 pp. $45.
Best of the Bookman 26 February 2012
book cover The Light Invisible
Benjamin Lockerd
T. S. Eliot (Longman Critical Readers Series) edited and introduced by Harriet Davidson. Longman (London), 210 pp., $69.95 cloth, 1999.
Best of the Bookman 26 February 2012
book cover Outposts of Culture
Gerald J. Russello
The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Inter-War Britain by Jason Harding. Oxford University Press (New York, New York) 250 pp., $55.00 cloth, 2002.
Review 19 February 2012
book cover The Substance of Nothing
Bruce P. Frohnen
The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution, by Paul Horwitz. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 352 pages. $65.
Best of the Bookman 19 February 2012
image A Call to Timelessness
Geoffrey Wagner
The Letters of Wyndham Lewis, edited by W. K. Rose. New York: New Directions, 1964. 580 pp.
Review 13 February 2012
book cover It’s About the Music
Daniel J. Flynn
Exploring U2: Is This Rock ’n’ Roll? by Scott Calhoun (ed.), Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012, 276 pp., hardcover, $60.
Best of the Bookman 12 February 2012
The Third Road
Felix Morley
Economics of the Free Society, by Wilhelm Roepke. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1963. 261 pp.
Review 5 February 2012
book cover Humanizing the Social Sciences
Gerald J. Russello
Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore by Peter L. Berger. Prometheus Books, 2011, 264pp, hardcover, $26.
Best of the Bookman 5 February 2012
Textbooks and the Audience for Poetry
Robert Beum
In this essay from Spring 1964, poet Robert Beum points to some virtues of poetry and offers a modest proposal to address the decline of poetry in American culture.
Review 29 January 2012
book cover On the Matter of Authentic Conservatism and Political Faith
Hunter Baker
From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism. By D. G. Hart. Eerdmans, 2011. 237 pages. $25.
Best of the Bookman 29 January 2012
book cover Oakeshott and Conservatism
Francis G. Wilson
Rationalism in Politics and Other Essaysby Michael Oakeshott. New York: Basic Books, 1962. 333 pp. [rev ed. Liberty Fund, 1991]
Review 22 January 2012
book cover Contingent Conservatism
Derek Turner
The New Politics: Liberal Conservatism or Same Old Tories? by Peter King, Policy Press (Bristol UK), 2011, 156pp, paper, $35.
Best of the Bookman 22 January 2012
book cover A New ‘Rasselas’
Jeffrey Hart
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Warren Fleischauer. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1962. 189 pp. [Edition reviewed; Penguin edition (Kindle); Free edition (Kindle)]

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