The Wake Up Call –
22 February 2013
Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…
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“A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.”- Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, Born on this Day 1892
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Get [easyazon-link asin=”B0083Z6A4O” locale=”us”]Renascence and Other Poems[/easyazon-link] by Millay – FREE for Kindle!
Today is the birthday of literary critic Terry Eagleton, born 1943…Read our recent review of Eagleton’s book The Event of Literature.
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- Image Journal: U2, “upper middlebrow” tastes, and what we give up in the pursuit of cool.
- New York Times: The Essay: An Exercise in Doubt.
- LA Review of Books: On The Pope’s Radical decision to resign.
Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com