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James T. Keane is a senior editor at America.
FaithLent Reflections
James T. Keane
A Reflection for the Friday of the First Week of Lent, by James T. Keane.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Called “the Chekhov of the suburbs” for his intimate if painful portraits of American suburban life, John Cheever was a prose master and, said one reviewer, “a boyish scamp.”
FaithFaith
James T. Keane
Fasting, in addition to being obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, remains a common Lenten practice for many. But there are nuances to fasting that are not always well-known.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
What a 1965 novel by Graham Greene taught a young Dr. Paul Farmer during his first years working in Haiti.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
As we celebrate Black History Month, we recognize Black authors from past and present, including two prominent theologians.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
In addition to his novels and screenplays, Myles Connolly was an occasional contributor to America—and one with bold opinions.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The author of “The Moviegoer” and other distinguished novels was also an occasional book reviewer and commentator for America, and his prose in our pages shone as well.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The news that Maus, a graphic novel about the Holocaust, had been removed from school curricula was a reminder of one of our nation’s favorite pastimes: book bans.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Jim Forest, who died on Jan. 13, was a lifelong peace activist and the author of numerous books, including biographies of Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Daniel Berrigan, S.J.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The beatification of Rutilio Grande, S.J., this weekend in San Salvador reminds us of the power of Christian witness and courage in the face of oppression.