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Joseph Pearce

About Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce is a Catholic author and biographer who has written about subjects as various as GK Chesterton, economics, and Shakespeare. His latest book, Race with the Devil, chronicles his conversion from racial hatred to Catholicism. He is also the Director of the Center for Faith & Culture and Writer-in-Residence at Aquinas College in Nashville as well as the editor of St. Austin Review.

Discussing R. H. Benson and Other Literary Converts


Newly published by Catholic World Report is the first appearance in English of an interview that Joseph Pearce gave to a Polish journal on Benson and other literary converts:

Discussing R. H. Benson and Other Literary Converts2020-11-20T22:37:21-05:00

Othello in a Nutshell


Understanding the deepest elements in one of Shakespeare's darkest tragedies in a little more than a thousand words...

Othello in a Nutshell2020-11-18T15:05:33-05:00

Literary Light Amid the Ruins


When the world is "progressing" towards the dark wood of despair and death, it is literature which lights the way to a better and brighter path:

Literary Light Amid the Ruins2020-11-11T01:20:02-05:00

The Final Days of Bloody Bess


How did Elizabeth, the so-called "Virgin Queen", meet her doom? Did she have a happy death, or did she die in misery? All is revealed in my latest essay for the Imaginative Conservative:

The Final Days of Bloody Bess2020-11-03T12:21:48-05:00

Newly Posted in the Inner Sanctum


Looking forward to Halloween, Joseph Pearce selects three suitably creepy poems by Edgar Allan Poe for the Poem of the Week podcast. The third and final part of a podcast discussion on Homer's Odyssey. Continuing our pilgrimage to Rome with Hilaire Belloc, we find the indomitable pilgrim in bellicose mood, albeit light heartedly. In the weekly [...]

Newly Posted in the Inner Sanctum2020-10-27T05:57:06-04:00

Give the Devil Enough Rope


Give the devil enough rope and he'll hang himself. Give him enough power and he'll hang us first....

Give the Devil Enough Rope2020-10-27T05:52:24-04:00
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