Solzhenitsyn 1918-2018

A Centenary Celebration

The new issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to the printer. Highlights include:

Joseph Pearce celebrates the centenary of the birth of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Daniel J. Mahoney moves “From the Ideological Lie to Freedom as Self-Restriction” in his “Five Brief Commentaries on Solzhenitsyn”.

Lee Congdon is “In the Camps” with Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn.

David P. Deavel examines “Ivan Denisovich and the Search for Happiness”.

Ronald Buttarazzi contemplates Malcolm Muggeridge’s experience of “Mass in Ukraine”.

Brendan D. King venerates priests who defied the will of the Communist Party and chose martyrdom.

Joseph Pearce and the Russian artist Igor Babailov discuss the Soviet Terror.

John Beaumont tells “The Story of Bella Dodd” and her journey from Catholicism to Communism and back again.

Susan Treacy compares Solzhenitsyn and Shostakovich and their “Two Modes of Resistance to Communism”.

Donald DeMarco tells “the Truth about Truth”.

Kevin O’Brien connects “Truth and Consequences”.

Mark Moran admires the Pilgrim Icon of Fatima commissioned for Eastern churches.

Jacob Popcak discovers that the work of Catholic artist Nicholas McCann is “deeply rooted in the desert”.

K. V. Turley asks whether John Paul II changed the course of Irish history.

Fr. Benedict Kiely sees the contemplation of death, the memento mori, as “an act of deep wisdom”.

Donna Spivey Ellington reviews Further Up and Further In: Understanding Narnia by Joseph Pearce.

Kenneth Colston considers The Legitimacy of the Human by Rémi Brague.

Carl R. Hasler reviews With God in America by Walter J. Ciszek, SJ.

Tobias J. Lanz reviews The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism by Thomas White, OP.

Veronica Arntz reviews God Is Not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For by Ulrich L. Lehner.

Plus new poetry by Pavel Chichikov, Brendan D. King, Denise Sobilo and Daniel J. Sundahl.

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