The Letters of George Santayana

By: Santayana, George; Cory, Daniel

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First edition. Small stain to jacket spine, a few small chips to jacket. Top page ridge foxed. 1955 Hard Cover. xxxi, 451 pp. Included are letters to Van Wyck Brooks; A. E.; Iris Origo; Charles Eliot Norton; Robert Bridges; Ezra Pound; J. Middleton Murry; William James; Charles W. Eliot; Abbot Lawrence Lowell; and others. Jorge Agustn Nicols Ruiz de Santayana y Borrs, known in English as George Santayana (December 16, 1863 September 26, 1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Originally from Spain, Santayana was raised and educated in the US from the age of eight and identified himself as an American, although he always retained a valid Spanish passport.[3] He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters. At the age of 48, Santayana left his position at Harvard and returned to Europe permanently. Santayana is popularly known for aphorisms, such as Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,[4] Only the dead have seen the end of war,[5] and the definition of beauty as pleasure objectified.[6] Although an atheist, he treasured the Spanish Catholic values, practices, and worldview in which he was raised.[7] Santayana was a broad-ranging cultural critic spanning many disciplines. He was profoundly influenced by Spinoza's life and thought; and, in many respects, was a devoted Spinozist.[8]--Wikipedia

Title: The Letters of George Santayana

Author: Santayana, George; Cory, Daniel

Categories: Philosophy, Essays & Letters, Modern First Editions, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1955

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2304620

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY LETTERS GEORGE SANTAYANA PHILOSOPHY,