After the Guns Fall Silent

After the Guns Fall Silent

War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission by Thomas H. Conner. University Press of Kentucky, 2018. Hardcover, 376 pages, $50. Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl An obscure poem reads like this: “That bullet forever depriving him of...
The Two Minds that Made Europe

The Two Minds that Made Europe

Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind by Michael Massing. HarperCollins, 2018. Hardcover, 987 pages, $45. Daniel James Sundahl Michael Massing’s thesis in this massive undertaking, Fatal Discord, argues that the rift between Erasmus and...
The Auroras of Helen Vendler

The Auroras of Helen Vendler

The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar: essays on poets & poetry by Helen Vendler. Harvard University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 444 pages, $35. DANIEL JAMES SUNDAHL Helen Vendler’s The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar opens with a twelve-page account of her life as a...

Reclaiming Corrington

The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington edited by Allen Mendenhall. University of North Georgia Press, 2017. Paperback, $30. I’m guessing it was spring of 1991; Andrew Lytle was on my college campus to receive an honorary Doctor of...

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Wallace Stevens

The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens by Paul Mariani Simon & Schuster, 2016. Hardcover, 483 pages, $30. When Wallace Stevens was seventy-two, he received the Robert Frost Gold Medal from the Poetry Society of America. In his remarks, he gave an ethical...

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