Frs. Christian Mignon and Lawrence Abello were our greatest linguists and neo-Thomists. This post remembers them. Fr. Mignon went to the Man from Galilee this October, 20. Fr. Abello had returned to Jesus earlier.
This novel makes a mockery of the Japanese police, of parenting in Japan and of the modernist technique in Japanese letters. A forgettable and regrettable monumental effluvia.
This is a meditation on a God who unsettles us and cries out from among the poor. A God who hangs in shame from a Cross.
Kushanava Choudhury’s nostalgic book about Calcutta is marred by his quiet hubris. America haunts this failed bildungsroman.