By George Santayana,William G. Holzberger,Herman J. Saatkamp,Marianne S. Wokeck,Herman J. Saatkamp Jr.

ISBN-10: 0262195712

ISBN-13: 9780262195713

This ultimate quantity of Santayana's letters spans the final 5 years of the philosopher's lifestyles. regardless of the expanding infirmities of age and disease, Santayana persevered to be remarkably efficient in the course of those years, operating gradually until eventually September 1952, whilst he died of abdominal melanoma, simply 3 months wanting his eighty-ninth birthday. nonetheless dwelling within the nursing domestic run by means of the "Blue Sisters" of the Little corporation of Mary in Rome (now with such prewar luxuries as scorching baths and principal heating restored), Santayana accomplished his ebook Dominations and Powers, which were greater than fifty years within the making, the ultimate a part of his autobiography folks and areas, released posthumously in 1953 as My Host the area, and the abridgement of his early five-part masterwork, The lifetime of cause, right into a unmarried volume--all whereas carrying on with to take care of a voluminous correspondence with pals and admirers. The 8 books of The Letters of George Santayana collect over 3,000 letters, lots of which were came across within the fifty years given that Santayana's loss of life. Letters in e-book 8 are written to such correspondents because the younger American poet Robert Lowell (whom Santayana thinks of "only as a pal and never basically as a celeb" and to whom he sends a marriage present of $500); Ira D. Cardiff, the editor of Atoms of suggestion, a suite of excerpts from Santayana's writings (which, Santayana complained, portrayed him as extra resembling Tom Paine than Thomas Aquinas); Richard Colton Lyon, a tender Texan who may later gather Santayana's writings approximately the United States in Santayana on the US: Essays, Notes, and Letters on American lifestyles, Literature, and Philosophy (1968); and the humanist thinker Corliss Lamont.William G. Holzberger is Professor of English Emeritus at Bucknell University.

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