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Joshua Hren is founder and editor of Wiseblood Books, co-founder of the Honors College at Belmont Abbey and co-founder of the new low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. His books include the story collections This Our Exile and In The Wine Press, as well as the forthcoming How to Read (and Write) Like a Catholic.

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Joshua Hren
For James Joyce, humanity’s faulty condition “is happy because faults, errors, mistakes and misunderstandings” are the birth of comedy, writes Gabrielle Carey in a new biography.
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Joshua Hren
Both Joyce’s and Jones’s stories move us through tragic epiphanies that leave the soul, pained by paralysis, on the threshold of conversion.
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Joshua Hren
David Foster Wallace's novella 'Something to Do With Paying Attention' features two conversion narratives, a "fearful Jesuit" and "the death of childhood's limitless possibility."
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Joshua Hren
Dana Gioia’s new book is a love letter attesting to the illuminating and poetic moments of his education.
Arts & CultureFeatures
Joshua Hren
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.
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Joshua Hren
Noted for his acid tongue, Evelyn Waugh hated the United States and its citizens and let them know it. However, he felt more and more drawn to them on repeated visits.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joshua Hren
Regardless of where one stands on the death penalty, however, all Catholics must not lose sight of the souls on death row who await the judgment that state-enforced terminations will quicken.
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Joshua Hren
A Catholic literary culture that works in continuity with its rich heritage will give us a contemporary literature that both gazes unflinchingly at the messiness of our present moment and artfully works out its characters’ salvation or damnation.