Magazine July 31, 2017, Issue

Two Encounters of a Classic Kind

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Past and Present: The Challenges of Modernity, from the Pre-Victorians to the Postmodernists, by Gertrude Himmelfarb (Encounter, 256 pp., $23.99)On Liberty and Its Enemies: Essays of Kenneth Minogue, edited by Timothy Fuller (Encounter, 352 pp., $27.99)

Encounter Books is a publisher in New York, founded in 1998 by Peter Collier. It is now run by Roger Kimball, who is also the editor and publisher of The New Criterion. Encounter has a new line: Encounter Classics. The first two volumes are collections of essays, each of those collections showcasing the work of one author. Our authors — the showcasees — are Gertrude Himmelfarb and Kenneth Minogue.

Himmelfarb is a historian, born in 1922. She is particularly known for her work on Victorian England, and she has a special interest in morality: the moral tempers of various places in

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Mary McCarthy’s Moment Peter Tonguette’s review of Mary McCarthy: The Complete Fiction (July 10) argues that the novelist had large ambitions but “came up short every time.” Yet he never mentions ...
The Week

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‐ Collude with the Russians? Trump’s people can’t even collude with each other. ‐ Away from Washington and the American media environment, President Trump gave a stirring and perceptive speech in ...
Poetry

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FROM LACK OF LOVE, I WILL NOT EVER DIE . . . From lack of love, I will not ever die, so may the stingy, cold, and lordly rage imprisoned with pride inside ...

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