This antiquarian volume contains a collection of "soliloquies" written by George Santayana. After a term at the University of Berlin, the author spent his first holidays in England. These were the "great free days of his youth", and it was there, in England, that he found something more "sober and just" that would be the inspiration for these pieces. The chapters of this book include: "Atmosphere", "Grisaille", "Praises of Water", "The Two Parents of Vision", "Aversion from Platonism", "Cloud Castled", "Cross-Lights", "Hamlet's Question", "The British Character", "Seafaring", "Privacy", "The Lion and the Unicorn", and many more. George Santayana (1863 - 1952) was an influential American philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. We are republishing "Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies" in an affordable, high-quality modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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.