Algis Valiunas
by | Feb 22, 2014

In honor of president’s day, the Spectator will be republishing this week essays and reviews on our nation’s best — and worst — leaders. Abe: A Novel of the Young LincolnBy Richard SlotkinHenry Holt/478 pages/$27.50 Lincoln: A Foreigner’s QuestBy Jan…

by | Mar 9, 2009

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’ConnorBy Brad Gooch (Little Brown, 416 pages, $30) A semi-invalid stricken young with lupus who lived with her mother in a small Georgia town and attended Mass every morning, Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964) is the most famous…

by | Dec 24, 2008

Katherine Anne Porter: Collected Stories and Writings (Library of America, 1093 pages, $40) “SHE SIGHED WITH A HUMUROUS BITTERNESS. The humor seemed momentary, but the bitterness was a constant state of mind.” So Cousin Eva, a Texas schoolmistress, suffragette, and…

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