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BOOKS & CULTURE publishes major review of MINDING THE MODERN

Thomas Pfau’s important book Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge received a three-page review in the September/October issue of Books and Culture.

Matthew J. Milliner compares Minding the Modern to Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age and Brad Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation, saying that Pfau is a man equipped for the enormous cartographic task of remapping the rise of modernity. Milliner says, “Minding the Modern is not history, nor is Pfau a historian. Instead, it is an extended, historically grounded close reading of texts that an accomplished literature professor is well equipped to provide.” Milliner also says that “Pfau...

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KIRKUS calls WHAT I FOUND OUT ABOUT HER "brilliantly written."

Peter LaSalle’s forthcoming collection of short stories, What I Found Out About Her: Stories of Dreaming Americans, received a starred review in the latest issue of Kirkus Reviews.

The reviewer says What I Found Out About Her is “[a] beautiful collection of 11 stories focusing on love, loss and—as the subtitle suggests—dreams.” The review points out that LaSalle tends to focus on small events that paradoxically give life meaning—or at least cause his characters to question life’s meaning. The reviewer ends by saying that “[these] stories are subtle, evocative, haunting—and brilliantly written.”

What I Found Out About Her will be released on September 25, 2014. It is currently...

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