Traces the life of the Spanish-born philosopher, discusses his most important writings, and assesses his place in modern philosophy
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John McCormick (1918-2010) taught American Studies at the Free University, Berlin, and later went on to become distinguished professor of comparative literature at Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous works, including Bullfighting, American and European Literary Imagination, Catastrophe and Imagination, and Fiction as Knowledge.Review:
"By the end of McCormick's biography, I had recalled what I knew of Santayana and had learned much more than I knew before. I appreciated again the urbanity, the erudition, the critique of intellectual pretensions, the sardonic and still pertinent observations on our genteel tradition."
—Richard John Neuhaus, First Things
“The fullest and most informed biography of Santayana to date....No other study of Santayana blends so perceptively the facts of his life with his intellectual divagations.”
—Daniel Aaron, New Republic
“McCormick’s biography is true to Santayana’s tragic vision.”
—Paul G. Kuntz, American Historical Review
“McCormick lucidly, intelligently reclaims for our time one of the most original minds of this century.”
—Charles P. Corn, San Francisco Examiner
“Do we need a biography when Santayana himself, a master of English style, has provided us with three volumes of autobiography. . . . The answer is an emphatic yes; and let it be said that John McCormick has accomplished his task with distinction.”
—Thomas N. Munson, The New England Quarterly
“[There are] many valuable insights that stud McCormick’s book, and. . . promising leads it supplies for future inquiry. It has given a flesh-and-blood reality to a significant thinker whose persona has hitherto been remote and misty, and whose disciplined renunciations seemed to be those of some atheist monk. Indeed, McCormick’s labors should cause us to revise our sense of Santayana’s character, and of his relations with others.”
—Wilfred M. McClay, Reviews in American History
"To write a biography of a philosopher who was also a literary critic, political essayist, and novelist, one needs to be well versed in literature, philosophy, and history. McCormick has the skills to do the job well. His biography will remain indispensable to the study of Santayana for a long time."
—Steven Miller, Arts and Letters
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Descripción Paragon House Publishers 1988-05-01, 1988. Paper Back. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 20070913122541
Descripción Paragon House, 1988. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1557780102