Month: November 2019

The Overstory by Richard Powers Reviewed by Susan Bazargan

Reading Richard Powers’s The Overstory, I was reminded of George Herbert, the 17th-century metaphysical poet and priest, a “devotional lyricist” known for writing “pattern poems,” in which the lines are so arranged that they become visual, “concrete” representations of the subject of the poem. Powers’s novel offers a grand reworking

War | Democracy | Division | Free State: The Struggle for Independence in Ireland, 1919-1921

DePaul’s connection to the Irish and Irish-American community in Chicago runs deep, from our earliest university presidents to today’s collaborations between the Irish Studies Program and the Irish Consulate in Chicago. One clear example of this connection is the Irish Collection of rare books in the DePaul University Library’s Special