Lovering, Joseph P.

Dr. Joseph P. Lovering is Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. He received his P.D. from Ottawa University. Prior to Canisius College, Dr. Lovering taught at St. Anselm’s and St. Michael’s Colleges. He has published two books: S.W. Mitchell (1970) and Gerald W. Brace (1981).

Well Made Historical Novels of Charles A. Brady, 1912-1995
2006 0-7734-5778-X
This book covers the wide scope of Charles A. Brady’s talent, from his early poetry, through his fiction, journalism, and criticism. The author’s extensive reading in English and American literature allows him to comment on the extraordinary range of Brady’s reviews, critical essays, lectures, and interviews. The book provides a valuable introduction to the work of Charles Brady and engages the reader with its own critical judgments.

Dr. Brady wrote four novels, all with strong historical foundation, ranging from the England of Henry VIII and Thomas More; the voyages of Leif Erickson in America; the last phase of the life of Rene Chateaubriand, French ambassador to the Vatican of Pope Leo XII, as well as a novel depicting life in Buffalo in the post-WW II era.

His critical interest in the interplanetary trilogy of C.S. Lewis brought him significant praise from Lewis himself. Dr. Brady wrote two essays on these novels, which caused Lewis to write to Dr. Brady indicating that he had not received such understanding of his work before. Lewis invited Dr. Brady to come to England and share the hospitality of the ‘Inklings.’ Dr. Brady’s critical interests ranged quite widely both in English literature as well as other countries.