Eric Rohmer, Novelist

Eric Rohmer, Novelist

By Trevor Cribben Merrill To say that Eric Rohmer is the most literary of directors verges on a commonplace. But that doesn’t make the observation any less true. His romantic comedies tend to feature members of the French upper bourgeoisie having deep conversations...
In Praise of Jesuit Humanism

In Praise of Jesuit Humanism

By Patrick Callahan Today the Piazza d’Aracoeli is a small row of umbrella pines and a bus station tucked below the Victor Emmanuel II Monument. Compared to the imposing white façade of this tomb of the unknown soldier, there is little to capture the imagination of...
On Ian Fleming as Craftsman

On Ian Fleming as Craftsman

by Jordan M. Poss According to Ian Fleming, writing in 1963, “the craft of writing sophisticated thrillers is almost dead.” This provocation, the opening line of his essay, “How to Write a Thriller,” may be evergreen. It was difficult then and is difficult now to find...
Daniel Silva: Thriller Writer of the Soul

Daniel Silva: Thriller Writer of the Soul

By Henry George The world of international espionage thriller writing is a crowded one. There are many writers plowing a similar furrow, all attempting to transport the reader to a world the mirror of our own, enlarged to fit the author’s imagination and the reader’s...
Aristotle’s Timely Guide to Human Happiness

Aristotle’s Timely Guide to Human Happiness

By Auguste Meyrat One of the paradoxes of modernity is that as living has become easier and more pleasurable, people have become sadder. Depression and loneliness were already major problems in the developed world, and have become even worse with the COVID-19...

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