When I heard my friend, Josh Bodwell, was editing (for David R. Godine Publishers, a series of the stories and novellas of Andre Dubus, I was re-infected with the bug that had bit me when I had read Dubus’s Voices From the Moon, a novella, and his last collection of stories, Dancing After Hours. I told him… Continue reading Andre Dubus, Collected Stories and Novellas
Here is a link to a review I did for Commonweal a while ago of a biography of Kierkegaard’s fiance, Regine Olsen: Philosophers Make Bad Husbands
Well, here I go with the second week of a row blogging. Not much to say except that I’m glad the Democrats won the House, wish they had won the Senate, hope they can do something to fight the nationalistic tide. (I say this as an ex-conservative who read William F. Buckley, Jr. and Russell… Continue reading Lives of the Eminent Philosophers
Here is a link to a review I did of three recent books on Thoreau: The Forest Was His Cathedral which appeared in America Magazine in its fall books issue.
Here is my latest review. It is of an Oxford Classic, On Life and Death by Cicero and it appears in The University Bookman: Philosophy for Life
Here is my latest review in Washington Free Beacon: The Rise of Athens by Anthony Everitt.
Here is a link to my latest review in Portland Press Herald (Maine Sunday Telegram): Queen of Heartbreak Trail by Eleanor Brackbill.