P. Brandon McCaffery Jr.

I am from South Bend, Indiana. I was a seminarian for the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend for four and a half years, about. Now I am studying Classical Literature at The Catholic University of America. I like to write and read and travel. Presently I am content being just a student.

Book Reviews by P. Brandon McCaffery Jr.

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The Abbess of Crewe

There is a wrong way to read Muriel Spark’s The Abbess of Crewe and then there is a right way. The critics seem divided on it. The right way is to read it like a “morality tale” – as it calls itself – with the moral namely being: Laugh at human drama, big or little, because it all amounts, every blasted thing, to a tempest in a teapot.

This is what I say the moral is.

The other critics read it the wrong way. They keep it on the shelf near Orwell’s Animal Farm, or Golding’s The Lord of the Flies, and deriv...

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