What We’re Reading (Summer 2016)

From Newman to MacArthur and children’s drama to philosophy and poetry, our contributors and friends again provide their summer reading lists. Adam Schwartz C. S. Lewis once observed that a scholar’s professional and pleasure reading are often indistinguishable. I...
The Oral Tradition

The Oral Tradition

Robert Penn Warren Talking: Interviews 1950–1978, edited by Floyd C. Watkins and John T. Hiers. Random House, 1980. Hardcover, 289 pp., $12.95. In the six decades since he began attending meetings of the Fugitive group as a seventeen-year-old Vanderbilt sophomore,...

The Convict-Bourgeois

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, translated by Michael Hofmann. Melville House, 2010. Paperback, 544 pages, $17. There’s a four-page passage early on in Hans Fallada’s masterful 1937 novel Wolf Among Wolves in which we meet a policeman. At first Leo Gubalke is a...
Solzhenitsyn Interpreted

Solzhenitsyn Interpreted

Solzhenitsyn: The Moral Vision by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980. Hardcover, 239 pages. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has something important to say to mankind—this is generally conceded, even though there is little agreement on what he has...

Upcoming APL Conference

The annual conference of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters will be held in Baltimore, MD on May 27–29. The theme for 2016 is “The Benedict Option: The Problems of Culture in Times of Crisis,” and there will also be a panel on “The Mecosta Option.” Bruce Frohnen...

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