By George Santayana, William G. Holzberger, Herman J. Saatkamp Jr.
Since the 1st collection of George Santayana's letters used to be released in 1955, presently after his dying, many extra letters were positioned. The Works of George Santayana, quantity V, brings jointly a complete of greater than 3,000 letters. The quantity is split chronologically into 8 books of approximately related size. booklet covers Santayana's first decade as a "freelance philosopher," following his resignation from Harvard college and stream to Europe. Of specific curiosity is Santayana's carrying on with correspondence with the yankee thinker Charles Augustus powerful and together with his sister Susana Sturgis de Sastre. additionally incorporated is correspondence with such outstanding figures as Bertrand Russell, Robert Seymour Bridges, Horace Kallen, and Logan Pearsall Smith. The correspondence covers Santayana's resignation from Harvard, his time in England in the course of international warfare I, and reviews on his philosophical paintings in this period.
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4 He frequently had two or three compositions going forward simultaneously, moving from one to another as inspiration and interest guided him. Sometimes he used material pruned from one project for the substance of another (for example, the incorporation of the surplus of his Spinoza lecture, “Ultimate Religion,” in his book, The Realm of Spirit, as described in the 14 May 1932 letter to Cory). And, apropos of Cory, the detailed criticisms that Santayana makes of the drafts of essays that Cory sent to him for comment constitute a sort of concise manual for writers, and they reveal Santayana’s unremitting quest, through continuous review and revision, for perfection of diction and form in his own writing.
But I wish to express the profound thanks of the editors to each and every one of these colleagues. We must, however, acknowledge here individually a few persons upon whose cooperation and assistance this project has fundamentally depended. These are the principal librarians at libraries containing major collections of Santayana manuscript materials. Mr. Kenneth A. Lohf, Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts of the Butler Library at Columbia University, has had responsibility for the largest and most important collection of Santayana materials.
Skemer, Curators of Manuscripts; Margaret M. Sherry, Archivist; and Mrs. Mardel Pacheco and Mrs. Michael Sherman of the Manuscripts Division. At the Alderman Library of the University of Virginia we wish to thank Michael Plunkett and Anne Freudenberg, Curators of Manuscripts, Adrienne Cannon, Special Collections, and assistants Elizabeth Ryall and Gregory A. Johnson. At the Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin, Cathy Henderson, Barbara Smith-LaBorde, Mary M. Hirth, and June Moll, Librarians, have been particularly cooperative in aiding our work, as have Thomas F.