Passing through the Gathering Dusk

Passing through the Gathering Dusk

Winesburg, Ohio at 100 By James E. Person Jr. Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life by Sherwood Anderson. W. W. Norton & Company, [1919] 1995. Paperback, 256 pages, $12.64. The life of reality is confused, disorderly, almost always without...
Stories of the Lost, Wandering Soul of Modern America

Stories of the Lost, Wandering Soul of Modern America

Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories by Thomas McGuane. Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Cloth, 354 pages, $35. JAMES E. PERSON JR. The short stories of Thomas McGuane can be summarized in the words of John Gay’s self-chosen epitaph: “Life is a jest, and all things shew it; /...

Kirk and the Hope for Recovery

Enemies of the Permanent Things: Observations of Abnormity in Literature and Politics by Russell Kirk, with an introduction by Benjamin G. Lockerd. Cluny Media, 2016. Paper, 399 pages, $20. At the apex of the mid-twentieth-century Youth Movement, the year 1969 marked...

Hope for a Conservative Remnant

The Conservative Rebellion by Richard Bishirjian. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Hardcover, 171 pages, $25. One of the more common definitions of conservatism as stated by its critics is that it is a philosophy enthralled with preserving the status quo. This definition...

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