New Books, 11/13/18

The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation.

Robert Alter’s book on bible translation.

Robert Alter’s three-volume translation of the Hebrew bible.

The American dictionary wars.

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn.

Turkey’s destruction of its Christian minorities.

Empress Catherine & Diderot.

Bhaskar Sunkara’s The Socialist Manifesto.

David Potter’s new book on the early Roman empire.

A new interpretation of Hegel’s Phenomenology.

A new translation of Weber’s Economy and Society.

Culture in Nazi Germany.

A Critical Edition of the History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks), Short Course.

The Yi River Commentary on the Book of Changes.



New Books, 11/9/18

The Vatican’s political battle for the Catholic soul of twentieth-century Europe.

Carlos Eire’s biography of the Life of St. Teresa of Avila.

A Marxist appraisal of Alasdair MacIntyre.

The third volume of Sidney Blumenthal’s Lincoln biography.

Pious Imperialism: Spanish Rule and the Cult of Saints in Mexico City.

Teilhard’s “struggle” with evolution.

Fr. Miscamble’s biography of Fr. Hesburgh.

The Counter-Reformation in France.

English Catholics abroad in Counter-Reformation Europe.

The Pope: Francis, Benedict, and the Decision That Shook the World. (SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING ANTHONY HOPKINS AND JONATHAN PRYCE.)

A biography of Luis de Molina.

Citizens and Believers: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Jalisco, 1900–1930.

New Books, 10/27/18

Venice as the Polity of Mercy: Guilds, Confraternities and the Social Order, c. 1250-c.1650.

The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown.

The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society.

A new book from Aidan Nichols, OP.

A biography of Diderot.

Hercules and the King of Portugal: Icons of Masculinity and Nation in Calderón’s Spain.

Dark Matter Credit: The Development of Peer-to-Peer Lending and Banking in France.

Debating the Sacraments: Print and Authority in the Early Reformation.

Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution.

The Greek of the Pentateuch: Grinfield Lectures On The Septuagint 2011-2012.


New Books, 10/26/18

The Novel of Ferrara: six of Giorgio Bassani’s novels, Within the Walls, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Behind the Door, The Heron, and The Smell of Hay.

Ray Dalio’s new book on Big Debt Crises.

John Julius Norwich’s edited collection from beyond the grave: great writers on great cities.

David Cannadine’s history of Britain in the 19th century, in paperback. Also forthcoming is his edited collection on Winston Churchill as an artist.

An expensive academic biography of José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange Española.

America’s Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of William Burns.

Richard Davenport-Hines’s big new book, Enemies Within: Communists, the Cambridge Spies and the Making of Modern Britain.

Jünger’s wartime Paris journals.

The complete oral history of Monty Python.

Four young people who escaped the Maoist revolution.

A new edition of Walter Benjamin’s Illuminations and Reflections.

How Aristotle Can Save Your Life!

Another posthumous Le Guin book.

The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the [Canadian] Campaign Trail.

Henry VIII and the men who made him.

Isaiah Berlin’s personal impressions of eminent people.

Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children.


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.

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.