Friday, June 4, 2021

The Essential Works of Thomas More

Steve Donoghue reviewed The Essential Works of Thomas More, edited by Gerard B. Wegemer and Stephen W. Smith*, at Open Letters Review.

"There’s no denying this enormous volume is worth that price tag, even though it can be neither bought nor read casually. It’s beautifully designed, with the frontispiece showing Pablo Eduardo’s gorgeous sculpture portrait of More from the Boston College Law School (and a close-up of Holbein’s famous portrait of an unshaven, worried-looking man), a barrage of textual footnotes on every page, and a binding strong enough for [the] thing’s immense weight."
*Yale University Press, 2020, $100.