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Unusual in structure, ambitious in depth and breadth alike, this five person literary biography (Auden, Eliot, C.S. Lewis, Simone Weil, Jacques Maritain) showcases Jacobs’ scholarly brilliance. But it also presents the urgent, probing zeitgeist among Allied country’s Christian writers, poets, and public intellectuals as WWII begins to turn in their nations’ favor. Their engagement with the war’s  — and in particular, it’s new technologies’ —  lasting effects on hearts and minds, on education and the humanist tradition, in one crucible year, deserves contemplation today. 

The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780190864651
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 2nd, 2018

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Berry is a master of the poem, of the short story, and of the novel, but it is as an essayist that his prerogatives and perspectives are most full throated. His big heartedness, his far-groping head, and his wizened hands work in tandem to bring the social sciences (all of them!) and the policies of the polis to bear on matters of the heart in this collection of the prolific octogenarian’s essays.

The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091580
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - January 22nd, 2019

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Before he was George Orwell of literary fame he was Eric Blair, a largely unknown Englishman who arrived in Barcelona in 1936 to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell, with a touch of sadness and humor as well as a refreshingly modest humanity, thoughtfully conveys the story of his involvement in this enigmatic conflict. This isn't a story of someone who had a profound impact on the war. Rather it's the story of someone who experienced the profound impacts of war in all its glory, horror, and absurdity. Glimmers of the writer he was to become lie within. 

Homage to Catalonia Cover Image
By George Orwell, Adam Hochschild (Foreword by), Lionel Trilling (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544382046
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Published: Mariner Books - May 19th, 2015

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