Homesick for Eternity

Homesick for Eternity

Incurable: The Haunted Writings of Lionel Johnson, the Decadent Era’s Dark Angel by Lionel Johnson, edited by Nina Antonia. Strange Attractor Press, 2019. Paperback, 216 pages, $20. Reviewed by Scott Beauchamp The German-Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han writes in The...
The Work of Local Culture

The Work of Local Culture

Coming Home: Reclaiming America’s Conservative Soul by Ted V. McAllister and Bruce P. Frohnen Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 164+xxiv pages, $24. Reviewed by Richard M. Gamble In 1954, Russell Kirk, fresh on the heels of his Conservative Mind, published A Program...
From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation by Timothy S. Goeglein and Craig Osten. Regnery Gateway, 2019. Hardcover, 256 pages. $29. Reviewed by Timothy D. Lusch It is obvious that America, as elsewhere, is in uncharted...
Letting Writers Do the Talking

Letting Writers Do the Talking

Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall edited by Allen Mendenhall. Red Dirt Press, 2019. Paperback, 230 pages. $16.95. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner Writers on Writing is a superb collection of interviews conducted by Allen Mendenhall with established...
‘All of time is cut in two’

‘All of time is cut in two’

And After All by Rhina P. Espaillat. Able Muse Press, 2019. Paperback, 130 pages, $20. Reviewed by Midge Goldberg “Without you,” Rhina Espaillat says, “all of time is cut in two.” The best poems in Espaillat’s new book, And After All, are about grief. Espaillat lost...

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