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George Santayana's Marginalia, A Critical Selection

Book One, Abell–Lucretius

George Santayana

Publication Year: 2011

A selection of Santayana’s notes in the margins of other authors’ works that sheds light on his thought, art, and life.

Published by: The MIT Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-9

Contents

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pp. ix-11

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xiv

In his essay “Imagination,” George Santayana wrote, “There are books in which the footnotes, or the comments scrawled by some reader’s hand in the margin, are more interesting than the text.”1 That remark might serve to define the quality of a great many of the thousands of marginalia that Santayana never...

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Editorial Practice

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pp. xv-xvii

The following enumeration of pages does not reflect the relative importance of a given work sub specie aeternitatis; the numeration of marginalia in each volume indicates only the degree of attention that Santayana paid to that specific work. The selected texts from Santayana’s personal...

List of Authors

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pp. xix-xxvii

Marginalia: Abell — Lucretius

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pp. 1:1-1:495


E-ISBN-13: 9780262298414
Print-ISBN-13: 9780262016292

Page Count: 528
Publication Year: 2011

Series Title: The Works of George Santayana