New Books, 10/11/18

Peter Hitchens has finally written his book against World War II.

Roger Scruton writes fiction.

A life of Li Bai (Li Po).

Essays by Jonathan Franzen.

Roosevelt and Hoover in their clash over the New Deal.

Two I forgot in my last roundup: Jeffrey Burson’s new book on the long-neglected Catholic theologian, historian, and contributor to Diderot’s Encyclopédie, Abbé Claude Yvon, and Remi Brague’s “medieval wisdom for a modern age”.

Understanding capitalist economics and Catholic social teaching.

A biography of William Hardin Burnley, the largest slave owner in Trinidad during the nineteenth century.

A study of Léon Bloy.

The wartime letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his wife.

A critical edition of Ezra Pound’s Cathay.

A biography of Anna Komnene.

In search of lost masterpieces.

A brief history of Naperville, Illinois.

A study of Evelyn Waugh’s work.

H. W. Brands’s book on the rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster.

Stephen Fry’s book Heroesretelling Greek myths.

The collected and unpublished writings of Mark Fisher.

Early essays from Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Hebraic Myth in late-nineteenth-century American literature.

Selected letters of Lionel Trilling.

The complete text of Derrida’s Préjugés.

Civil war barons: tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries.

A new biography of Anthony Powell.

A second installment in Zachary Leaders’s biography of Saul Bellow.

Robert Graves, also biographed.

Edith Wharton in France.

Wesley Yang’s debut, The Souls of Yellow Folk.

The legacy of Alexander the Great throughout the ages.

A new contribution to the field of critical Holmes studies: the “Gestalt shift” in Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.

Eight essays from Wendell Berry.

Volume 1 of Stuart Hall’s “essential essays”; volume 2.

Rudyard Kipling’s uncollected prose fictions.

André Bazin: Selected Writings 1943-1958.

John Cleese, professor-at-large.

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New Books, 10/1/18

Miracle of Amsterdam: Biography of a Contested Devotion

The Framers’ Intentions: The Myth of the Nonpartisan Constitution

Unstoppable Irish: Songs and Integration of the New York Irish, 1783–1883

The Other Pascals: The Philosophy of Jacqueline Pascal, Gilberte Pascal Périer, and Marguerite Périer

From the Cast-iron Shore: In Lifelong Pursuit of Liberal Learning

Mercenaries and Missionaries: Capitalism and Catholicism in the Global South

Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770-1914

The Cruelest of All Mothers: Marie de l’Incarnation, Motherhood, and Christian Tradition

The FBI and the Catholic Church, 1935-1962

New Books, 9/27/18 pt. 2

Anthony Kaldellis’s latest book, arguing that the Byzantines were ethnically Roman.

New translations of Saint Augustine’s Against the Academics and On the Happy Life.

How the Victorians invented mass entertainment: gin palaces, music halls, seaside resorts and football clubs, pleasure-gardens and international expos.

The early history of Saxon London.

A guide to and history of Virginian beer.

A short history of the Holy Roman Empire.

A complete guide to Spaghetti Western films.

Franco’s air force, on loan from Hitler.

The story of Isaiah Berlin’s relationship with his editor, Henry Hardy.

Robert Louis Wilken’s new book on the Christian origins of religious freedom.

Terry Eagleton’s book on humor.

A biography of Queen Matilda.

How Christian socialism created social democracy.

A new biography of Enoch Powell.

The New Prometheans: Faith, Science, and the Supernatural Mind in the Victorian Fin de Siècle.

A life of Ernest Hemingway.

American mercenaries who fought against the Ottoman Empire.

A history of Anglican exorcism.

The rise and fall of cigarette rations in the military.

The selected letters of S. N. Behrman and his editors at the New Yorker.

The story of John Nicholson, a British Brigadier-General in Delhi and (under the name Nikal Seyn) object of religious devotion.

The displacement and exile of Christian bishops in late antiquity.

American Catholics’ desire for an American saint.

The letters of Flannery O’Connor and Caroline Gordon.

Bedouin culture in the Bible.

The life of Sergei Shchukin, the Russian art collector.

The invention of musical notation in Carolingian Europe.

A biography of eight manuscript pages taken from the Zeytun Gospels, lost in the years following the Armenian genocide.

William Lane Craig’s defense of divine aseity.

The American life of King Edward VIII.

The work of Bruce Springsteen.

Miscarriage in 19th century America.

An intellectual biography of Hermann Cohen.

The latest edition of Merryman and Pérez-Perdomo’s introduction to the civil law tradition.

The ethics of resistance to state injustice.

Ernst Bloch’s book Avicenna and the Aristotelian Left.

The latest in the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan: The Redemption.

Christian Smith’s critique of atheism.

A history of Lisbon.

Wendy Brown, Peter Gordon, and Max Pensky on authoritarianism.

Why the five-paragraph essay needs to die.

Magdala of Galilee: A Jewish City in the Hellenistic and Roman Period.

The transmission of the story of the adulterous woman from the Gospel of John.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the 20th century.

A walking guide to Manhattan.

A history of Polish literature and culture since 1918.

How ancient peoples thought about robots and artificial life.

An examination of linguistic and ethnoracial categories in the context of Latinidad.

More Agamben.

Bishop Constantine Bohachevsky and the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

The life and times of Bertram L. Baker, political boss of Black Brooklyn.

New Books, 9/26/18

Sohrab Ahmari’s memoir of conversion.

The story of Spanish North America.

The Catholic Church in Africa.

An OUP book about FOCUS missionaries.

Garry Wills explains the Quran, in paperback!

A study of Fr. Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón’s Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions That Today Live among the Indians Native to This New Spain, written in 1629 to aid the Church in evangelizing the natives of central Mexico.

Three heretical professors of Christian teaching in the early 20th century, and their influence.

Profiles in Courage for the pro-life movement.

A history of the sacrament of penance in North America, from the 17th century until 2015.

This study focuses on the Otomangue languages of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, especially Zapotec, and relates their role within the Dominican program of evangelization to the larger context of cultural contact in post-conquest Mesoamerica.

A Spanish priest encourages us to learn meditation.

Michael Lewis’s new book about bureaucracy.

The autobiographies of Michelle Obama and Stormy Daniels, which I have decided not to link.

Diarmaid MacCulloch’s biography of Thomas Cromwell.

The “lost history of liberalism”.

More biographies, of: God, Nietzsche, NapoleonChopinthe fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce.

Changes to the Constitution in the generation after it was adopted.

Christian living in the suburbs.

New Books, 9/5/18

The spread of devotion to Our Lady of Loreto.

The Reformation and the illiberal roots of liberalism.

A biography of Eric Hobsbawm.

Anthony Grafton’s book on forgery, reissued.

Catholicism and the making of European phenomenology.

A biography of Chaucer.

Converts from Islam in the reign of King Saint Louis IX.

The life of Saint Patrick, patron of Ireland.

The city-state of Boston, 1630-1865.

The reception of C.S. Lewis in Britain and America.

The place of the classics in medieval education.

Antonin Scalia’s reflections on faith.

A history of southeastern Europe.

George Scialabba’s newest collection of essays.

A mystery novel, “Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day”.

Joshua Cohen’s new collection of essays.

The William H. Gass Reader.

Essays by Meghan O’Gieblyn.

How old is the Hebrew Bible?

Kathryn Tanner’s new book Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism “promises to be one of the most important theological books in recent years.”

Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed, in paperback.

Adam Kirsch’s new collection of essays.

A biography of Henrik Ibsen.

Judith Shklar’s lectures on political obligation.

James J. O’Donnell’s new translation of the Gallic Wars.

Cass Sunstein’s new book on freedom.

Michael Pakaluk’s new translation of and commentary on Mark’s gospel.

A seventeenth-century biography of an Ethopian woman (and saint!).

Bernie Sanders: what is to be done?

Alfred Loisy and modern biblical studies.

Fr. Schall’s guide to the liturgical year.

A massive biography of Benedict XVI.

Catholics and anti-Catholicism in Chosŏn Korea.

Why nationalism?

A Reading List For “Integralism”

What is “Integralism”? Put the word aside. What kind of society does it describe? Hopefully this list will help scratch the surface for interested readers who are new to the topic and want to know. The order of the list is intentional. It is not exhaustive and not sufficient, but I hope it is at least useful.

  1. Integralism in Three Sentences, Pater Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist.
  2. Liberty and Social Order, Dr. William Marshner
  3. Letter to Yourselves, L. Brent Bozell, Jr. (beginning at §II)
  4. Politique d’Abord, Dr. William Marshner
  5. The Confessional Tribe, L. Brent Bozell, Jr.
  6. The Good, the Highest Good, and the Common Good, Pater Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist.
  7. Effectus Odit Quorum Amat Causas, Dr. William Marshner
  8. Integralism and Gelasian Dyarchy, Pater Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist.
  9. Duties of the Catholic State in Regard to Religion, Cardinal Ottaviani