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

ISBN-10: 0262195569

ISBN-13: 9780262195560

This penultimate quantity of Santayana's letters chronicles Santayana's lifestyles in the course of a tricky time--the struggle years and the instant postwar interval. the appearance of worldwide warfare II left Santayana remoted in Rome, and the problems of wartime go back and forth throughout borders pressured him to desert plans to maneuver to extra agreeable destinations in Switzerland or Spain. in the course of those years, Santayana lived in one room in a nursing domestic run via the "Blue Sisters" of the Little corporation of Mary in Rome, the place, in the course of the wintry weather months, he did a lot of his writing in mattress (wearing well-mended gloves) as a way to remain hot. And but, regardless of wartime deprivations, disease, and previous age (he used to be seventy seven in 1941), Santayana was once remarkably effective, finishing either his autobiography folks and areas and the belief of Christ within the Gospels: or God in guy, and all yet finishing Dominations and Powers. He confided to 1 correspondent that he had "never been extra at peace or extra happy."The 8 books of The Letters of George Santayana assemble over 3,000 letters, a lot of which were found within the fifty years because Santayana's demise. Letters in publication Seven are written to such correspondents as his pal and protégée Daniel Cory, his monetary supervisor and inheritor George Sturgis, and the yank poet Robert Lowell. The correspondence with Lowell--which begun while the more youthful author despatched Santayana a replica of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Lord Weary's Castle--signals an incredible new friendship, which turned a resource of love and highbrow engagement in Santayana's ultimate years.

Show description

Read or Download The Letters of George Santayana, Book Seven, 1941--1947: The Works of George Santayana, Volume V PDF

Similar biographies & memoirs of philosophers books

Download e-book for kindle: Rousseau (The Routledge Philosophers) by Nicholas Dent

During this excellent creation, Nicholas Dent covers the full of Rousseau's inspiration. starting with a priceless evaluation of Rousseau's lifestyles and works, he introduces and assesses Rousseau's crucial rules and arguments. those contain the corruption of recent civilization, the nation of nature, his well-known theories of amour de soi and amour propre, schooling, and his well-known paintings Emile.

Get Diogenes The Cynic: The War Against The World PDF

For over 8 hundred years, philosophers—men and women—who known as themselves Cynics, actually "dogs" of their language, roamed the streets and byways of the Hellenistic global, instructing unusual rules and working towards a weird and wonderful lifestyle. between them, an important and specific used to be Diogenes of Sinope, who turned the archetype of Classical Cynicism.

Download PDF by Duncan Richter: The A to Z of Wittgenstein's Philosophy (The A to Z Guide

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was once definitely the most vital philosophers of the twentieth century, and maybe of any century. He used to be additionally a desirable, charismatic, and worsening guy. His philosophical skill was once famous presently via Bertrand Russell, and through his lifetime his paintings encouraged first logical positivism after which usual language philosophy.

Download e-book for kindle: Autobiography of an Ex-White Man: Learning a New Master by Robert Paul Wolff

Autobiography of an Ex-White guy is an intensely own meditation at the nature of the USA by way of a White thinker who joined a Black reports division and located his figuring out of the realm remodeled through the adventure. The ebook starts with an autobiographical narrative of the occasions major as much as Wolff's move from a Philosophy division to the W.

Extra info for The Letters of George Santayana, Book Seven, 1941--1947: The Works of George Santayana, Volume V

Sample text

Download PDF sample

The Letters of George Santayana, Book Seven, 1941--1947: The Works of George Santayana, Volume V by George Santayana,William G. Holzberger,Herman J. Saatkamp,Marianne S. Wokeck,Herman J. Saatkamp Jr.


by Thomas
4.0

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 28 votes