Poetry, Oblivion, and God

Poetry, Oblivion, and God

He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art by Christian Wiman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. Hardcover, 128 pages, $23. Reviewed by Micah Mattix Fewer than twenty pages into Christian Wiman’s slim and personal He Held Radical Light, he is sitting in...

Virtue, Family, and Community

The Republic of Virtue by Paul Lake. University of Evansville Press, 2013. Hardcover, 80 pages, $15. The title poem of Paul Lake’s The Republic of Virtue begins like Genesis. “In Year One,” he writes, “the month of Vintage, time began.” Instead of the Spirit of God...

The Absurdity of Gender Theory

Les démons du bien by Alain de Benoist. Pierre-Guillaume de Roux Editions, 2013. Paperback, 279 pp, €23.00. Non à la théorie du genre! by Alain de Benoist. Editions Mordicus, 2014. Paperback, 28 pp., €4.95. In May 2013, François Hollande signed a controversial bill...

Poetically Thinking

The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan by George Steiner. New Directions, 2012. 224 pages, $25. In an often-cited passage of Molière’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Monsieur Jourdain explains to the Maître de Philosophie that he wants to write a love note to...

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