The Use of Memory

O'Collins, Gerald

than those who are prolife, or that the portrait of a clever Catholic school girl who Frank Sheed, and Maisie Ward. The last choicers regard abortion-on-demand as a found...

...18.95 ISBN 0-691-02459-6 Cloth: $49.50 ISBN 0-691-08754-7 turned to London from Madrid, he brought with him his wonderful Spanish wife The Golden Legend (Mabel) and a growing family...
...He revitalized Burns & Oates, a publishing house Readings on the Saints founded by a great-uncle...
...Waugh's gratuitous complaints about the "Human creativity, solidarity and common effort are celebrated and book's lack of incidents and shortage of affirmed in this scholarly, readable work...
...Set, Cloth: $90.00 ISBN 0691-00894-9 In his fifteen years running the Tablet, New in paperback Tom liberalized the journal's policies and massively broadened its list of readers and Acts of Compassion contributors...
...For so many of us Tom has re- limits...
...Many remarks and Throughout Latin America, observers and activists have found in religion a promise of deep stories of this quality--don't skip over and long-lasting democratization...
...There are stories about those he met whom, as Tom remarks, "the FrancoSheed and Ward (London), available in the in the United States like Thomas Merton, Prussian war was like a hair-shirt, would U.S...
...Tom stood there looking around the circle as we named our choices for the impending papal conclave and swept aside his enlightened guess: Albino Luciani...
...Despite the rancorous review by Evelyn Waugh's son Auberon (London Swidav Telegraph for March 21, 1993), this au20: 21 May 1993 Commonweal one of his old authors, Karl Adam...
...The results were the Lawless Roads and perhaps Greene's best novel, The Power and the Glorv...
...Don't miss Tom's story of his crossing the Pyrenees alone in imitation of Belloc, losing his way, being drafted into a Corpus Christi THERE'LL ALWAYS BE A FIREPLACE procession in a tiny mountain village, and then traveling with a troupe of bawdy performing dogs...
...Belloc, to Tom Burns out...
...Much later Tom's persistence encouraged Greene to create Monsignor Quixote against all odds...
...She is, she tells us, the work- crowds" but the sum of her knowledge of He tells of Herbert Thurston, S.J., that ing mother of three "wanted" children, things Catholic seems to have been arrested tireless debunker of bad history and bogus leaving the impression that only wanted at the age of seventeen...
...From Sheed and Ward Tom moved across the street to Longman, Green & Co...
...Sheila (Cudahy) Pellegrini...
...In Spain he had to arrange locals on their list as Belloc, Ronald Knox, Tablet's former long-time for a seven-foot bed when entertaining Arnold Lunn, and Christopher Dawson, editor, remains forever Chaxles de Gaulle and his wife...
...He was in Rome for the funeral of firm of Sheed and Ward...
...Studies in Church and State, John F Wilson, Editor When World War 11 ended and Tom re- Paper...
...The last choicers regard abortion-on-demand as a found Enlightenment at Barnard College of his generation, Tom's vignettes cover necessary supply-side component in their in the early seventies and never looked more than sixty years in the story of what career-minded "life project...
...His interest in spirituality went back English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich, imagea long way...
...Sargent Shriver, the Duke of Windsor, and have exploded...
...He delighted in reissuing Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages...
...Combining rich interviews and community studies in Venezuela and Colombia with Waugh-make nonsense of Auberon analysis of broad ideological and institutional transformations, Daniel Levine examines how religious and cultural change begins and what gives it substance and lasting impact...
...Chesterton, Christopher German Catholic theology: the article apartment to discuss possible successors Dawson, T.S...
...I remember his deing in front of fireplaces...
...The list Tom helped to bring in translations from etched in my memory stand- of those whom Tom knew, entertained, France and Germany...
...It classics by Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar, whose purpose was to John of the Cross, and other mystical gi- captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church...
...In his new translation, the first in modern ants...
...Indeed, if Anna visions, being challenged by an impertichildren need be brought to term...
...Kirkus Reviews vealed the warmth and light which come Now in paper: $12.95 ISBN 0-691-02493-6 from Catholic Christianity like the great fireplaces I always see Tom standing in Princeton University Press front of...
...That faith, together with the Mass, is istic are no less involved in caring for others...
...After Paris he was not awed by the Bloomsbury intelligentsia: "Its re- Popular Voices in Latin American ligious requirements appeared to be satisfied by Frazer's Golden Bough and its Catholicism sexual mores seemed to derive from the Daniel H. Levine Trobriand Islanders...
...National Catholic Reporter jokes...
...On his seventeenth birthday, filled work...
...sense of self...
...ILl if I believe in the Trinity...
...Ah," said the innkeeper, "that THE USE OF MEMORY tobiography remains enthralling through- charming German gentleman...
...Along the way he called a particular inn to bring greetings from Belloc...
...Alongside such Tom Burns, the London Pope Pius XI...
...After a long life as publisher and Journalist, with a wartime interlude at the British embassy in Madrid, in his late eighties Tom has, as he said at its launching, "committed" his first book...
...Indeed, that back, except in anger...
...Before he left Volumes I and II in 1967 to become editor of the Tablet, Jacobus de Voragine Tom had helped to launch Concilium and Translated by William Granger Ryan had added more than a thousand titles to Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of both factual and fictional stories, The Golden his firm's list...
...volumes of Baron von Hugel's The Volume I: Cloth: $49 50 ISBN 0-691-00865-5 Volume II- Cloth: $49.50 ISBN 0-691-03178-9 Mystical Element in Religion...
...one of the great non-negotiables of Tom's "Elegant, illuminating, and of significant interest in this decade of need and existence...
...from Christian Classics, $28.95, 202 pp...
...Quindlen didn't exist, Mary Gordon would nent young Jesuit: "Father, is it all right What emerges from this book is a veiled have invented her...
...and published in England never ends: light fifty years later as editor of the Tablet The fire was not lit in August 1978 when Hilaire Belloc, John and Penelope when I sent him a piece on the state of we met with some friends in his London Betjeman, G.K...
...Tom was enjoying the light and warmth of our huge, country fireplace-a break on a working tour of Australia...
...But for religion to change culture and politics, religion itself must those about Paul Claudel and Evelyn change...
...Eliot, Clare Boothe Luce, opened at the fresh grave in Tubingen of to Pope Paul VI...
...An early stay A networker all his life, Tom began pubGerald O'Collins in Paris put him in touch with Raissa and lishing in 1926 at the "sweat-shop and uniJacques Maritain, Marc Chagall, and oth- versity rolled into one," the newly founded ers...
...The only piece I ever had reCaring for Others and Helping Ourselves jected by Tom was on Jesus as martyr...
...These stories bring saints to life as real people, in the context of 13thcentury life, and three school friends gave him the two make fascinating reading...
...In the 1920s Tom lived for a while in Bloomsbury...
...I Robert Wuthnow never meant it that way but Tom took it Robert Wuthnow finds that those Americans who are most involved in acts of compassion as undercutting the risen Christ's divini- are no less individualistic than anyone else-and that those who are the most intensely individualty...
...She recalls a church he calls the "Catholic intelligentsia" of our view seems central to Quindlen's own "so often devoted to conformity and century...
...He managed to persuade the "somewhat bovine board at Longmans" to underwrite Greene's trip to Mexico...
...That was just one of his many networking visits abroad: to the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Chile, and many other countries...
...He secured books from friends like Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene...
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...If my memory rightly recalls our first meeting, it took place years before that in my parents' home outside Melbourne...

Vol. 120 • May 1993 • No. 10


 
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