Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Writing”

The Impossibility of Perfect Justice

Sherman Alexie agonizes over art and social justice

Posted September 15th, 2015

Regional Novels, Explained

Your shortcut to understanding the literature of the South, New England, California, and Scotland

Posted September 10th, 2015

Bedtime with Wallace Stevens

‘The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm’

Posted May 5th, 2015

Happy Derby Day from Walker Percy Weekend

Raise a glass to the ponies, to the South, and to the memory of the great Southern novelist

Posted May 2nd, 2015

Walker Percy Weekend T-shirts for Sale

A one-of-a-kind t-shirt featuring Walker Percy’s signature

Posted April 30th, 2015

Writing While Sick

Kara Tippetts: Amazing and inspiring to the very end

Posted March 21st, 2015

To Sleep, Finally

At the end of the Dante book project

Posted January 12th, 2015

The View from Grub Street

A Pulitzer Prize winner on his self-inflicted poverty

Posted November 16th, 2014

Writing Your Brains Out

Ezra Pound, you crazy diamond, throw me a lifeline

Posted November 8th, 2014

The Book That Reads You

Dante’s Divine Comedy is a searchlight into the reader’s soul

Posted October 29th, 2014

Writing And Fatigue

All, just a short note to apologize for the lack of activity …

Posted September 16th, 2014

Tea Party Literature?

The conservative book editor Adam Bellow wrote a National Review essay calling …

Posted July 10th, 2014

The Modern Writer Who Grew Up In 1895

Debut novelist Sarah Perry grew up in a tiny religious sect called …

Posted July 4th, 2014

Not Much Digital Future For You, Writer

If you think digital publishing is going to be the savior of …

Posted June 19th, 2014

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler…

Consider this passage from Patrick Leigh Fermor’s A Time Of Gifts, detailing …

Posted May 24th, 2014

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Rhineland Christmas

Patrick Leigh Fermor spends Christmas, 1933, in a German town on the …

Posted May 23rd, 2014

The Glory Of Patrick Leigh Fermor

A kind reader sends David Bentley Hart’s column about Patrick Leigh Fermor …

Posted May 19th, 2014