Here is my latest review, of Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop: “Saint/Sinner” published in this week’s Weekly Standard.
Here is a link to my review of C.S. Lewis and His Circle: “Without Smarminess” from The Weekly Standard.
I am going to try to update this blog once a week to share what’s going on in my literary life. Right now I have two reviews that should be coming out soon: The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings should be appearing soon in America Magazine, and a review of Teaching Plato in… Continue reading Latest News
“Asperger’s is not a disease,” John Elder Robison writes in his new memoir. “It’s a way of being. There is no cure, nor is there a need for one.” Asperger’s syndrome is often described as a mild or high-functioning form of autism. The Austrian physician Hans Asperger first described it in the 1940s, but his… Continue reading Review: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison
“Truth is the criterion of historical study,” wrote G.M. Trevelyan, “but its impelling motive is poetic. Its poetry consists in its being true. There we find the synthesis of the literary and scientific views of history.” Hugh Trevor-Roper’s posthumous biography of Sir Theodore de Mayerne illustrates this synthesis with a style not spinning on its… Continue reading Review: Europe’s Physician: The Various Life of Sir Theodore de Mayerne by Hugh Trevor-Roper