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Fall Literary Review 2018

Vol. 219 / No. 9

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Tomie dePaola
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Kerry WeberOctober 09, 2018

Many of dePaola’s most delightful characters are those who persevere in the worthy effort to simply be themselves.

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José DueñoOctober 10, 2018

The major foci of Foucault's work were the histories of madness, the social sciences, penitentiaries and sexuality.

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Eve TushnetOctober 10, 2018

“People who have never heard of Weegee can describe him,” Bonanos writes, because he created Hollywood’s idea of the newspaper photographer.”

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Patrick Gilger, S.J.October 18, 2018

James K. A. Smith has spent much of his energy thinking about alternative communities and the politics of Jesus—about what role Christians should play in the American political project.

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Richard M. DoerflingerOctober 22, 2018

Two questions arise: First, is Dean Koontz to be listed among serious novelists at all? Second, what makes him a Catholic novelist?

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Joshua HrenOctober 23, 2018

A Catholic literary culture that works in continuity with its rich heritage will give us a contemporary literature that both gazes unflinchingly at the messiness of our present moment and artfully works out its characters’ salvation or damnation.

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Kaya OakesOctober 23, 2018

In Tommy Orange's debut novel, Oakland becomes a character as much as any of Orange’s other individuals: regularly erupting into violence, steadily erasing the history of its impoverished citizens who jump from apartment to apartment, existing in a series of “long, grey streets” that seem to go