Waltharius and the Epic Quest for Epic Poetry

Waltharius edited and translated by Abram Ring. Peeters, 2016. Paperback, 198 pages, $63. A. M. JUSTER Western literature begins with greatness on a grand scale. Homer’s magnificent epics, The Iliad and The Odyssey, created the framework and the impetus for...

Political Thinking from the Hillbilly Thomist

A Political Companion to Flannery O’Connor edited by Henry T. Edmonson III. The University Press of Kentucky, 2017. Hardcover, 398 pages, $60. KARL C. SCHAFFENBURG This volume represents the latest addition to an ongoing series from the University Press of...

To Hear a Baby Crying

Water at the Roots: Poems and Insights of a Visionary Farmer by Philip Britts. Plough Publishing House, 2018. Paperback, 179 pages, $16. JAKE MEADOR On Christmas Day 1914, roughly 100,000 British, French, and German soldiers fighting along the western front of World...

A New, Old Way to Learn Latin

Learning Latin the Ancient Way: Latin Textbooks from the Ancient World by Eleanor Dickey. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Softcover, 197 pages, $30. DAVID G. BONAGURA, JR. In perhaps the wittiest satire of Latin teaching ever performed, the title character of Monty...

Keeper of the Cosmopolitan Flame

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey Stewart. Oxford University Press, 2018. Hardcover, 932 pages, $30. GILBERT NMO MORRIS One gets the sense, not even halfway through Jeffrey Stewart’s epochal biography of Alain Locke, that Locke touched aspects of one’s...

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