Spring Literary Review 2020

Vol. 222 / No. 9

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Spring Literary Review 2020

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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.

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Colleen DulleApril 24, 2020

The church needs Madeleine Delbrêl’s words and example to transform our vision of one another, whether across ecclesial lines or simply across the subway aisle.

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Olga SeguraApril 24, 2020

Thomas Chatterton Williams, a fierce critic of identity politics, urges readers to move beyond a black-white binary in discussing or thinking about race in the United States.

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."