The University Bookman
Reviewing Books that Build Culture
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Pedro Blas González reflects on life and jazz in the postmodern world.
Carl Rollyson reviews the second volume of Zachary Leader’s biography of Saul Bellow.
Trevor C. Merrill reviews a memoir and a novel from the German Catholic writer Martin Mosebach.
Chris Butynskyi reviews a book on the people whose opposition shaped John Calvin.
Grant Havers reviews Daniel Mahoney’s finally hopeful analysis of the roots of modern progressive ideology.
Carl Lawrence Paulus reviews a history of the national grand narratives during a period of great change, the years leading up to the Civil War.
Veery Huleatt reviews a strong collection of essays on the Midwest and the consequences of losing our narrative.
Alexi Sargeant reviews the exhibit Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth, now at the Morgan Library in New York through May.
Colleen Curran reviews Madeline Miller’s move from myth to novel as she works with a character from the Odyssey.