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

Arts & Culture Books
Benjamin IvryDecember 17, 2020
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)
Arts & Culture Music
Benjamin IvryNovember 19, 2020
“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)
Arts & Culture Music
Benjamin IvryMay 29, 2020
For a solution, it is best to experience how Beethoven’s works sound.
Arts & Culture Books
Benjamin IvryDecember 02, 2019
In his new book, Christopher Steck recommends a relationship of kinship to animals rather than one of dominion or stewardship.
Arts & Culture Books
Benjamin IvrySeptember 20, 2019
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.
Arts & Culture Books
Benjamin IvryJuly 16, 2019
During her lifetime, poetry turned into a vocation that helped Marie Ponsot achieve her true essence.
Arts & Culture Books
Benjamin IvryOctober 05, 2018
Karen J. Johnson focuses on the minority of white Catholics who felt that racial equality was a moral and religious, not merely political, issue.