Alan Jacobs, “The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Alan Jacobs is a renowned literary critic, with a talent for writing that books that speak to our current predicaments. A professor at Baylor University, his recent work includes a “biography” of the Book of Common Prayer, a discussion of The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction and... Read More
Andrew S. Curran, “Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely” (Other Press, 2019)
Denis Diderot has long been regarded as one of the leading figures of the French Enlightenment, thanks to his editorship of the influential multi-volume Encyclopédie. As Andrew S. Curran explains in his biography Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely (Other Press, 2019) however, this was just one product of his wide-ranging literary efforts.... Read More
Victoria Brownlee, “Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Victoria Brownlee is the author of an exciting new contribution to discussions of early modern religion and literature. Her new book, Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625 (Oxford University Press, 2018), offers an illuminating account of how, why, when, where and by whom Bibles were read... Read More
James Baldwin, “Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood” (Duke UP, 2018)
This 2018 reprint of Little Man, Little Man exemplifies communal and collaborative textual production. The story was written by James Baldwin and illustrated by French artist Yoran Cazac. It was published in 1976 and then went out of print. In this new edition, scholars Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody... Read More
James R. Rush, “Hamka’s Great Story: A Master Writer’s Vision of Islam for Modern Indonesia” (U Wisconsin Press, 2016)
From Indonesia’s declaration of independence in 1945 up until today, the relationship between Indonesian nationalism, Islam, and modernity has been a key subject of debate. One of the central figures in this debate was the great writer, journalist, public intellectual – and pious Muslim from Minangkabau, West Sumatra, Haji Abdul... Read More
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