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Summer Reading List

With school over, and many months ahead filled with warm weather and restful days, I’ve put it upon myself to attempt to read one book a week. 2,080 more words


The Dispersion of Biography in the Oeuvre of Robertson Davies

My interest in the study of biography was first piqued when I took an art history course called “Lives” while at the University of Guelph. The course introduced me to the… 2,688 more words


Book Review:The Daughter: A Political Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi

November 19, 2018

Book Review:

The Daughter: A Political Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi

Hans-Bernd Zöllner and Rodion Ebbighausen (translated by Vipasha Bansal) (Silkworm Books, 2018) 2,481 more words


Jack at ease

Below, Robert Havard (1901-1985) recounts his friendship with C.S. Lewis. Havard was one of C.S. Lewis’ closest friends as well as a physician – in fact Lewis’ personal physician – rather than a literary man or a man of letters like most of Lewis’ other friends and colleagues. 5,926 more words


Our Politics Has Yet to Turn Up a Better Man: Joseph Epstein on George Washington

I have been dipping into Joseph Epstein’s Essays on Biography in which collection he writes about important figures ranging from the 5th century BCE (Xenophon) to the 21st century (V.S. 677 more words


"The only non-literary member of the Inklings"

There’s been a lot written on the Inklings – an informal literary group associated with the University of Oxford between the early 1930s and late 1940s. 868 more words


Mind in motion

The following is an essay on C.S. Lewis written by J.I. Packer and Jerry Root. It’s from C.S. Lewis: His simple life and extraordinary legacy. 1,932 more words