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Beyond The Waste Land: The Vision of T. S. Eliot


Beyond The Waste Land: The Vision of T. S. Eliot

The new issue of the St. Austin Review is now available. Highlights:

Ben Lockerd considers “T. S. Eliot and the Sense of History”.

Joseph Pearce surveys Eliot’s relationship with G. K. Chesterton, asking whether they were friends or enemies.

R. V. Young connects “History, Personality, and Poetry in ‘The Journey of the Magi’”.

Carl E. Olson admires “Ash-Wednesday”.

Timothy D. Lusch sees beyond “the boredom, the horror and the glory” to discover “After Strange Gods as Prelude and Prophecy”.

Joseph Pearce argues with Eliot about the Metaphysical Poets.

Bradley J. Birzer lauds “Eliot’s Crusade Against Strange Gods”.

Kevin O’Brien offers “More Notes (and Jokes) Towards the Definition of Culture”.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker is “Looking for Another Country”, noting “Nostalgia and Desire in C. S. Lewis and T. S. Eliot”.

In the full-colour art feature, Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs is “Depicting Creation Perfected by Grace”.

Ken Clark waxes eloquent on The Elevation of the Cross by Rubens.

K. V. Turley reviews the film, Salesman, and discovers “The American Dream and the Hollow Man”.

William Fahey ruminates on “Considerations from School”, finding reason in the roots of words.

Donald DeMarco writes to Vladimir Ashkenazy and is thrilled to find that “The Gods Do Answer Letters”.

Fr. Benedict considers St. John Henry Newman and Our Lady of Walsingham and sees “Signs of Spring”.

Carol Anne Jones reviews Creative Intuition in Art & Poetry by Jacques Maritain.

Louis Markos reviews The Day is Now Far Spent by Robert Cardinal Sarah.

Brian Welter reviews Spiritual Direction from Dante: Avoiding the Inferno by Fr. Paul Pearson.

Joshua Schulz review Joseph’s Way: The Call to Fatherly Greatness by Devin Schadt.

Plus new poetry by Pavel Chichikov, William Dunn, Philip C. Kolin, Katy Kreitzburg, Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Daniel Patrick Sheehan and R. V. Young.

Don’t be one of the Hollow Men. Take the Journey of the Magi and Follow the StAR!

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