The University Bookman
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Richard Reinsch looks at the role of Catholics in America in a review of a new collection of the writings of Orestes Brownson.
Eve Tushnet reviews a new biography of that macabre and melancholy … Midwesterner, Edward Gorey.
Matthew Robare reviews a new vampire novel from Eleanor Bourg Nicholson that is attuned to the Catholic imagination.
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall draws on T. S. Eliot as he reflects on what makes a good jurist in this recent keynote address.
Emina Melonic welcomes a new volume of letters between Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon.
Francis P. Sempa reviews an overly self-important book about the Helsinki Accords.
Derek Turner welcomes Dan Cruickshank’s architectural history of London’s Spitalfields, the “off-center epitome of England.”
Scott Beauchamp reviews a collection of the short stories of psychiatrist and critic Theodore Dalrymple.
Karl C. Schaffenburg reviews an informative but unreflective history of surgical advances.