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The collected and unpublished writings of Mark Fisher.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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