Author Archives: Allen Mendenhall

Redeeming the Debauched Falstaff

Do not moralize—there is a little of Shakespeare’s ‘Fat Knight’ in all of us.

The Circuitous Path of Papa and Ezra

Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound’s friendship spanned continents—and ideologies.

In Search of Fascism

It’s become an all-purpose pejorative—but is not necessarily a creature of the counterrevolutionary right.

South of the Right

The regional conservatism of John William Corrington

Harold Bloom’s American Sublime

The famed critic’s penultimate book personally exults in the New World’s openness to the literary “daemon.”