From the January/February, 2000 issue of Touchstone

Two Cultural Critics by Patrick Henry Reardon

Two Cultural Critics

The Critical Legacy of Irving Babbitt: An Appreciation
by George A. Panichas
Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books, 1999.
(235 pages; $24.95, cloth)

A Few Reasonable Words: Selected Writings
by Henry Regnery
Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books, 1996.
(366 pages; $19.95, cloth)

by Patrick Henry Reardon

Originally published elsewhere, mainly as articles in the fine journal Modern Age, the essays contained in the first volume here reviewed are George Panichas’s stirring tribute to Irving Babbitt. Not initially intended to be components of a larger work on the same subject, their content is marked by a great measure of repetition that some readers, one fear . . .


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