Wednesday, April 23, 2008


shouldn't be neglected in blogging:

Finding Shakespeare and Reclaiming the Classics | An Interview with Joseph Pearce: "

Finding Shakespeare and Reclaiming the Classics | An Interview with Joseph Pearce, author of
The Quest for Shakespeare | Carl E. Olson
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Joseph Pearce is the
prolific author of several acclaimed biographies of major Catholic literary
figures, including G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Hilaire Belloc, as
well as several other works. He is a Writer in Residence and Professor of
Literature at Ave Maria University in Florida, Editor-in-Chief of Ave Maria University
Communications and Sapientia Press, as well as Co-Editor of the The
Saint Austin Review
(or StAR), an international review of Christian culture,
literature, and ideas published in England (St. Austin Press) and the United
States (Sapientia Press).

Pearce's most recent book is
The Quest for Shakespeare, due
this month from Ignatius Press (website). He is also editor of the Ignatius
Critical Editions
, a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as
the Norton Critical Editions or Oxford
World Classics
, designed to
concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. The
three initial volumes of the Ignatius Critical Editions—King Lear,
Frankenstein, and
Wuthering Heights
—will be published this spring by
Ignatius Press.

Carl E. Olson, editor of Ignatius Insight, recently spoke to Pearce about his
book on Shakespeare, the Ignatius Critical Editions, and the importance of
reading classic literature.

Read the entire interview...


(Via Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog.)

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