Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “literature”

Blacklisting Tainted Artists

A bright, clear line between the artists and the art must be drawn

Posted May 16th, 2018

It’s Worse In Modern China

Cold comfort for Western doom-and-gloomers — but also hope, via Chinese tradition

Posted July 20th, 2017

The Left, Still Eating Itself

Another mindless pogrom against a cultural figure who touched a third rail of identity politics

Posted May 12th, 2017

‘Please Forge Manacles For My Mind’

‘Sensitivity readers’: when progressive fiction writers invite censorship

Posted February 13th, 2017

‘Laurus’ Ruins An Academic Career

Dangerous Russian novel’s beauty convinces man to abandon academia

Posted December 17th, 2015

Time and Laurus

Time is an illusion in new Russian novel — and in Dante too

Posted November 9th, 2015

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

How How Dante Saved Her Life

My book falls into this reviewer’s hands at just the right moment

Posted April 13th, 2015

How to Make a God Movie

There are good religious movies being made today — just not where you think

Posted March 20th, 2015

Should You Read White Male Writers?

SWPLs and others on the Internet want to know

Posted March 16th, 2015

The Book That Reads You

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

Posted October 29th, 2014

The Rise & Fall Of Catholic Writing

In a powerful essay in First Things, the poet Dana Gioia despairs …

Posted December 6th, 2013

Colin Brown Has Two Questions

Colin Brown, over at Signpostings, a Walker Percy-esque blog, offers five questions …

Posted August 13th, 2013

Against High School Literature

I meant to blog on Lee Siegel’s recent jeremiad about the way …

Posted August 12th, 2013

Lost English Grad Student Seeks Rescue

From the mailbag overnight: I’d be grateful to learn where you can …

Posted February 6th, 2013

Against Literature Grad School

Ron Rosenbaum explains why he dropped out of Yale grad school in …

Posted January 2nd, 2013