John Bellairs: Author of the Imaginary

By Patrick Dunne '60

Tomorrow, a movie adaptation of The House with a Clock in Its Walls, the spooky 1973 children's novel by John Bellairs ’59, hits theaters. In our latest Magazine Classic, a fellow alumnus reflects on his friendship with the beloved author.

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Not calling it quits

By Patrick Dunne '60

Just as into each life some rain must fall, so into the life of nearly every parent whose child takes piano lessons eventually comes the plea: “I’m tired of piano. I want to quit.”

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What fools these mortals be

By Patrick Dunne ’60

When as an adjunct professor of English in Texas, I taught (or perhaps more accurately exposed) the skill of essay writing to college freshmen, I customarily would assign as my students’ first research project the Authorship Question: Who wrote Shakespeare?

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The Brothers Dunne

By Patrick Dunne ’60

One is a priest, a world-class theologian and revered teacher who has influenced generations of Notre Dame students. But to his brother, Patrick, a lawyer, teacher and writer, he is Scribner.

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