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Utmost Malice of Their Stars: The 350th Anniversary of Annus Apocalypses — by Ed Simon

Utmost Malice of Their Stars: The 350th Anniversary of Annus Apocalypses — by Ed Simon

Ed Simon September 15, 2016 0

Is 2016 an apocalyptic year? And two dire Comets, which have scourg’d the Town In . . .

The Literary Politics of the Christian Left – by Christopher Douglas

The Literary Politics of the Christian Left – by Christopher Douglas

Christopher Douglas August 29, 2016 0

If we want to think about the literary politics of American religion, we might imagine . . .

In Defense of Hope – by Kelly J. Baker

In Defense of Hope – by Kelly J. Baker

Kelly J. Baker August 16, 2016 0

Kelly J. Baker reflects on Rebecca Solnit’s refusal to let despair win. 2016 has been . . .

There Is No End – by Ana Schwartz

There Is No End – by Ana Schwartz

Ana Schwartz August 10, 2016 0

Ana Schwartz responds to Ed Simon’s Apocalypse is the Mother of Beauty Wallace Stevens grants . . .

The Dictionary is Holy – By James Chapin

The Dictionary is Holy – By James Chapin

MRB July 20, 2016 1

The book lords over my living room. A shelf sags under its weight of ink . . .

For All That Is Good and Holy: Reclaiming Religion for the Black and Latinx Victims of the #PulseOrlando Massacre by Elizabeth Pérez

For All That Is Good and Holy: Reclaiming Religion for the Black and Latinx Victims of the #PulseOrlando Massacre by Elizabeth Pérez

Elizabeth Pérez June 24, 2016 0

What happened in Orlando was an act of desecration no less than terror. There has . . .

Apocalypse is the Mother of Beauty – By Ed Simon

Apocalypse is the Mother of Beauty – By Ed Simon

Ed Simon June 20, 2016 0

Consider, Boethius. He was a descendent of a noble Italian family, a beneficiary of a . . .

The Death of God, Again by Ed Simon

The Death of God, Again by Ed Simon

Ed Simon May 10, 2016 2

The fullest affirmation of God comes in His denial. A young, attractive blonde woman with . . .

Shakespeare Contra Nietzsche by Andrew Lanham

Shakespeare Contra Nietzsche by Andrew Lanham

Andrew Lanham May 9, 2016 0

In the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, one of his most influential afterlives has been . . .

Freud and the American Death Drive by Patrick Blanchfield

Freud and the American Death Drive by Patrick Blanchfield

Patrick Blanchfield May 7, 2016 0

If ever a person could kill a joke, it was Sigmund Freud. “Here is an . . .