2008-02-29

Date: 
Friday, February 29, 2008

Lucid, Generous & Humane

Evaluating the worth of critics in 1932, Ezra Pound quite rightly gave the highest praise to readers, like himself, who could strengthen the work of friends like...

A Tale of Two Mothers

The Florist’s Daughter Patricia Hampl Harcourt, $24, 240 pp.Swimming in a Sea of DeathA Son’s MemoirDavid RieffSimon & Schuster, $21, 192 pp. Two deaths...

Tortured

In one of his early poems William Butler Yeats memorably denounces those “old, learned, respectable bald heads” that “edit and annotate the lines that young men,...

Group Dynamics

Shortly after announcing Vatican II, John XXIII sent a letter to all the bishops soliciting suggestions for the council’s agenda. He told them to submit their ideas...

Out of Great Silence

Does it qualify as a Jungian convergence that two books about the Carthusians (An Infinity of Little Hours by Nancy Klein Maguire, and Sounds of Silence by Benedict...