If we Americans can claim to possess a tragic consciousness, it owes more to Shakespeare than to Aristotle.
Nayeli Riano offers a fresh, Christian, and humanist perspective on art, literature, and culture.
Terry Eagleton's newest book tries to combine serious literary criticism with a refined form of Marxism—the result is an unstable compound.
This is a novel about things boys used to do, like surviving in the wilderness, fighting for a good cause, meeting girls, and becoming men.
Martin Puchner wants to recast all of world literature as environmentalist propaganda.
Christian humanism must navigate a middle path between the church submitting to the state or the state coopted by the church.
Glenn Arbery’s Boundaries of Eden extends the tradition of the Southern novel without allowing his historical fiction to sacrifice real history.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is not the only politician in the United States of America who appears to be operating in a trance.
As an epic vision of reality, Karl Marlantes’s Deep River takes up the enduring cultural theme of primitivism.
Requiem for a once-hospitable city.
"I always resisted cheap political fixes and utopian rhetoric. I adore John Lennon but 'Imagine' is a dreadful embarrassment—like Auden’s poem, 'Spain.'"
Critic and novelist Lee Oser teaches English at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His most recent works are Christian Humanism in Shakespeare: A Study in Religion and Literature (Catholic University of America Press, 2022) and Old Enemies: A Satire (Senex Press).