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Benjamin Ivry has written biographies of Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel and Arthur Rimbaud and has translated many books from French.

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Benjamin Ivry
A prominent figure in United Nations efforts to help women in Africa escape poverty, Margaret Snyder was inspired by her parents and by Catholic mentors from her hometown.
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Benjamin Ivry
A new book of essays on the Catholic Church in China ably captures the evolving turmoil the church faces in a complicated situation.
1940s choir boys (ClassicStock/Alamy)
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“It might be a good thing to discard this piece whose popularity is becoming unhealthy,” one early critic wrote.
Memorial of Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna (photo: iStock)
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For a solution, it is best to experience how Beethoven’s works sound.
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In his new book, Christopher Steck recommends a relationship of kinship to animals rather than one of dominion or stewardship.
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Benjamin Ivry
The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila is termed an “autohagiography,” a self-justification of saintliness, by Carlos Eire, a professor of history and religious studies at Yale University.
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Benjamin Ivry
During her lifetime, poetry turned into a vocation that helped Marie Ponsot achieve her true essence.
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Benjamin Ivry
Karen J. Johnson focuses on the minority of white Catholics who felt that racial equality was a moral and religious, not merely political, issue.