Books in Little: A Certain Freedom

Books in Little: A Certain Freedom

Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis by Liesl Olson. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 392 pages, $35.   If you’ve ever wondered—and who hasn’t?—about what would happen if Mortimer Adler and Gertrude Stein met and talked about the...

Books in Little: The Disaffected

The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality by Justin Gest. Oxford University Press, 2016. Paper, xiii + 249 pages, $24.95 The past year or so has seen the appearance of quite a few books dealing with the white poor and the...

Books in Little: Philosophy for Life

On Life and Death by Cicero. Translated by John Davie. Oxford University Press, 2017. Paper, 261 pages, $17. The fresh hardcovers of such works as On Old Age on bookstore shelves indicate that Cicero is in vogue nowadays. Perhaps a statesman and philosopher who...

Books in Little: A Literate Lawyer

Of Bees and Boys: Lines from a Southern Lawyer by Allen Mendenhall. Red Dirt Press, 2017. Paperback, 76 pages, $12.95. “Are Lawyers Illiterate?” asks Allen Mendenhall in the title of one of the essays making up this collection of material previously published in...

Books in Little: Austen’s Catholic Landscapes

Jane Austen and the Reformation: Remembering the Sacred Landscape by Roger E. Moore. Ashgate Publishing Company, 2016. Hardcover, x + 167 pages, $149.95 Since Marilyn Butler’s Jane Austen and the War of Ideas appeared in 1975 there has been much written about Miss...

Books in Little: End of an Era

This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason by Mark Molesky. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Hardcover, 512 pages, $35. Despite its status as one of history’s most powerful tremors, the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 has barely...

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