Spring Literary Review 2020

Vol. 222 / No. 9

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Arts & Culture Books
James T. KeaneApril 24, 2020

We have found at the Catholic Book Club that different genres and authors inspire different readers and broad variations in discussion, another reason to mix it up a bit in terms of genres and styles. Our two most recent selections have been no exception.

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Jill Brennan O'BrienApril 24, 2020

Barry Lopez's new book describes his experiences at six remote sites around the globe: a rugged cape on the Oregon coast; centuries-old human settlements in the Canadian high Arctic; the complex biome of the Galápagos Islands; early-hominid fossil grounds in northern Kenya; a British imperial penal

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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.

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James T. KeaneApril 24, 2020

From features on contemporary writers to looks back at some of our greatest literary figures, along with poetry, biography, social criticism and more, our Spring Books 2020 issue has something for everyone (well, almost everyone).

Miguel de Unamuno has been mostly forgotten in the English-speaking world, but he was one of the most important Spanish intellectuals of the twentieth century (photo: AP).
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Michial FarmerApril 24, 2020

The short story “San Manuel Bueno, Martir” by the Spanish existentialist Miguel de Unamuno can help us to sort out the feelings of the unbelieving minister.

Arts & Culture Poetry
Jane ZwartApril 24, 2020

Well, I am shy of miracles and shy of the talk of miracles.