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Spring Literary Review 2020

Vol. 222 / No. 9

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Jason BerryFebruary 28, 2020

Ernest Gaines wrote a number of classic novels, including "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman."

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Joshua HrenApril 17, 2020

Noted for his acid tongue, Evelyn Waugh hated the United States and its citizens and let them know it. However, he felt more and more drawn to them on repeated visits.

Caroline Gordon and Flannery O’Connor (photo: Wikipedia/AP)
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Maura SheaApril 24, 2020

At the start of their correspondence, Flannery O’Connor was the gifted student and Caroline Gordon was the seasoned, exacting teacher.

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Renée Darline RodenApril 24, 2020

Like language, cartography is a miracle that insists the unique slice of universe we view from the perspective of our own minds and hearts is—against all odds—expressible.

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Mike St. ThomasApril 24, 2020

The fiction of Catholic writers (and their lapsed Catholic brethren) has been described as "an invitation to mystery, not mastery, to communion, not control."

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Ryan Di CorpoApril 24, 2020

Jim Forest's memoir functions as both a personal history and a snapshot of a tumultuous era in American society—the 1960s—when Forest solidified his opposition to unjust war and his faith in active nonviolence.

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Franklin FreemanApril 24, 2020

He is most well known for inventing the light bulb and the phonograph, but Thomas Edison patented 1,093 "machines, systems, processes, and phenomena.” In 1881, Edmund Morris writes, Edison was “executing, on average, one new patent every four days.”