From the January/February, 2010 issue of Touchstone
marriage Radiant Beauty by David Paul Deavel

Radiant Beauty

Miss Betsey: A Memoir of Marriage
by Eugene Genovese
ISI, 2009
(143 pages, $25.00, hardcover)

reviewed by David Paul Deavel

Preaching at Oxford’s Roger Bacon memorial, Ronald Knox cited Ecclesiastes 2:16: “There shall be no remembrance of the wise, no more than of the fool, for ever; and the times to come shall cover all things together with oblivion. The learned dieth in like manner as the unlearned.” Roger Bacon the intellectual, Knox said, “is dead.” His memory is now hazy. But St. Francis “is not dead. . . . He is removed from our company because he is in heaven; but his story is of yesterday; he is like an elder brother who died, more is the pity, before we were born.&# . . .

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