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George Santayana's Marginalia, A Critical Selection

Book Two, McCord–Zeller

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

Series: The Works of George Santayana

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-9


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pp. ix-11

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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 scrawled...

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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 library are listed in alphabetical order...

List of Authors

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pp. xix-xxvii

Marginalia: McCord — Zeller

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pp. 2:1-2: 425

Appendix: George Santayana’s Library

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pp. 2: 427-T: 22

E-ISBN-13: 9780262298421
Print-ISBN-13: 9780262016308

Page Count: 520
Publication Year: 2011

Series Title: The Works of George Santayana