A Tale of Contagious Enthusiasm

How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History’s Greatest Poem. by Rod Dreher. Regan Arts, 2015. Hardcover, 300 pages. $30.This is a book written in a surge of enthusiasm—in both the original and the modern sense of the word—and it has the virtues...
Dangers to the Soul

Dangers to the Soul

A conversation with Piers Paul ReadPiers Paul Read is an award-winning English author who has produced an array of novels and nonfiction works, including histories and biographies. This interview with Mr. Read was conducted by Karl Schmude, an Australian university...

Look Under the Turnip

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver Schönwerth, translated with an introduction and commentary by Maria Tatar. Penguin Classics, 2015. Paperback, 288 pages, $17.In 2012, in Regensburg, Germany, Erica Eichenseer, a cultural curator...

The Final Artistic Taboo

After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History by Arthur Danto. Princeton University Press, 1997, 2014. Paperback, 272 pages, $20.“How can someone possessed of learning and culture in the highest degree spread ideas that are entirely inimical to...

From the Trenches to the Shire

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, & Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914–1918. by Joseph Loconte. Thomas Nelson, 2015. Hardcover, 244 pages, $25.Many words have been devoted to the literature and...

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