Dorothy L. Sayers’s Tough Love

Dorothy L. Sayers’s Tough Love

The Gospel in Dorothy L. Sayers: Selections from Her Novels, Plays, Letters, and Essays Edited by Carole Vanderhoof. Plough Publishing House, 2018. Paperback, 241 pages, $18. Reviewed by Emina Melonic Famously called by C. S. Lewis “gleefully ogreish,” Dorothy L....
Fukuyama’s Lopsided Identity

Fukuyama’s Lopsided Identity

Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment By Francis Fukuyama. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. Hardcover, 240 pages, $26. Reviewed by Emina Melonic The current discussions of “identity” today are overwhelmingly focused on identity politics as...
The Importance of Being Iris

The Importance of Being Iris

Why Iris Murdoch Matters By Gary Browning. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Paperback, 272 pages, $27. Reviewed by Emina Melonic Philosophy and literature are often not very good bedfellows. For the most part, the novelist, or any artist, does not care about philosophy. It...
The Habit of Being a Catholic Writer

The Habit of Being a Catholic Writer

The Letters of Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon, edited by Christine Flanagan. The University of Georgia Press, 2018. Hardcover, 254 pages, $32.95 Reviewed by Emina Melonic “This girl is a real novelist,” said Caroline Gordon in a letter to Robert...
Percy and the Persistence of Alienation

Percy and the Persistence of Alienation

Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer by Brian A. Smith. Lexington Books, 2017. Hardcover, 195 pages, $91. Reviewed by Emina Melonic By nature, we are restless and distracted beings. Feeling empty, isolated, disconnected, and unhappy is nothing new. Even early...

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