Readers Will Always Be Grateful


The novelist and critic Wilfrid Sheed, who died last month at eighty, served as drama critic and literary editor of Commonweal from 1964 to ’69, and continued to contribute occasionally to the magazine after that. His criticism and essays are collected in a series of books, including The Morning After and Essays in Disguise. Among his better-known novels are Max Jamison, People Will Always Be Kind, and Transatlantic Blues. He also wrote ...

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About the Author

Peter Steinfels, co-founder of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture and a former editor of Commonweal, is the author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America.