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Spring Literary Review 2021

Vol. 224 / No. 5

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Arts & Culture Of Many Things
James T. KeaneApril 08, 2021

An introduction to all the books, new and old, profiled in our Spring Literary Review 2021.

Arts & Culture Dispatches
James T. KeaneApril 08, 2021

The two most recent selections by the Catholic Book Club couldn't have been more different: A look at Thomas Jefferson's quixotic attempt to rewrite the Bible, and Niall Williams's richly evocative novel about a small village in the west of Ireland.

Arts & Culture Features
Joshua HrenApril 01, 2021

Caroline Gordon's 'The Malefactors,' a novel lost to prospective generations of readers, was a classic Catholic tale told by an author of considerable talent.

Arts & Culture Features
Jon M. SweeneyApril 01, 2021

Daniel Hornsby's debut novel, 'Via Negativa,' is the story of a Roman Catholic priest on the road to many destinations, both material and spiritual.

Arts & Culture Books
Bill McGarveyMarch 15, 2021

John Thompson Jr.'s autobiography reflects its author’s personality: challenging, unapologetic and unsparingly acute in its observations beyond the basketball court.

Mike Nichols at the the Drake Hotel in New York, June 6, 1971 (Alamy)
Arts & Culture Books
Rob Weinert-KendtMarch 26, 2021

The highest tribute I can offer this biography is that it is not unlike a Nichols film itself: incisive, dense with detail yet somehow brisk.

Arts & Culture Books
Jon NilsonApril 05, 2021

Just as St. Augustine had aimed “to kindle the light of things eternal in human hearts no longer supported by temporal institutions which had seemed eternal but which were crashing on all sides,” so did John S. Dunne, C.S.C., in his many erudite books.