The Work of Local Culture

The Work of Local Culture

Coming Home: Reclaiming America’s Conservative Soul by Ted V. McAllister and Bruce P. Frohnen Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 164+xxiv pages, $24. Reviewed by Richard M. Gamble In 1954, Russell Kirk, fresh on the heels of his Conservative Mind, published A Program...
From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation by Timothy S. Goeglein and Craig Osten. Regnery Gateway, 2019. Hardcover, 256 pages. $29. Reviewed by Timothy D. Lusch It is obvious that America, as elsewhere, is in uncharted...
Letting Writers Do the Talking

Letting Writers Do the Talking

Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall edited by Allen Mendenhall. Red Dirt Press, 2019. Paperback, 230 pages. $16.95. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner Writers on Writing is a superb collection of interviews conducted by Allen Mendenhall with established...
‘All of time is cut in two’

‘All of time is cut in two’

And After All by Rhina P. Espaillat. Able Muse Press, 2019. Paperback, 130 pages, $20. Reviewed by Midge Goldberg “Without you,” Rhina Espaillat says, “all of time is cut in two.” The best poems in Espaillat’s new book, And After All, are about grief. Espaillat lost...
An Elegy for Place and Time

An Elegy for Place and Time

On Homesickness: A Plea by Jesse Donaldson. Vandalia Press / West Virginia University Press, 2017. Paperback, 250 pages, $18. Reviewed by Jacob A. Bruggeman Robert Frost once wrote of a poem’s beginnings as “a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a...
Natural Law in One Stop

Natural Law in One Stop

On the Law of Nature: A Demonstrative Method by Niels Hemmingsen. Translated and edited by E. J. Hutchinson with an introduction by E. J. Hutchinson and Korey D. Maas. CLP Academic, 2018. Hardcover, 252 pages, $30. Reviewed by W. Bradford Littlejohn If I...

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