Unwelcome Information

Unwelcome Information

By James V. Schall, S. J. Recently, Brent Barnes, a friend from Houston, gave me three handsomely bound volumes from a London edition of Samuel Johnson’s essays in The Rambler. Already in 1801 this edition was the fourteenth in this famous series. Barnes found these...
Things Strange and Admirable

Things Strange and Admirable

Laughing Shall I Die: Lives and Deaths of the Great Vikings by Tom Shippey. Reaktion Books, 2018. Hardcover, 368 pages, $30. Reviewed by Timothy D. Lusch It is a mark of our Age of Sensitivity that scholars have tried to turn the murderous Vikings into hygge-loving...
The Time That We Are Given

The Time That We Are Given

The Outsiding (A Jo Grant Mystery) by Sally Wright. Amazon Digital Services, 2018. Kindle, 1038 kb, $3. Reviewed by Ashlee Cowles Why do we read fiction? A cynic may claim it’s to avoid reality, but the devoted reader knows better. We read stories, including the...

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