George Santayana's Marginalia, A Critical Selection

George Santayana's Marginalia, A Critical Selection: Book One, Abell--Lucretius

Edited and with an Introduction by John McCormick
Kristine Walters Frost Associate Editor
Copyright Date: 2011
Published by: MIT Press
Pages: 528
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    George Santayana's Marginalia, A Critical Selection
    Book Description:

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

    eISBN: 978-0-262-29841-4
    Subjects: Philosophy

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-viii)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. ix-x)
  3. Introduction
    (pp. xi-xiv)
    John McCormick

    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, but neatly and legibly entered, in the hundreds of books he acquired over the course of a long lifetime. It is not that he was given to buying dull books, but that his comments serve to illuminate, to defy, to negate, or interestingly to expand his authors’ thought...

  4. Editorial Practice
    (pp. xv-xviii)
  5. List of Authors
    (pp. xix-xxviii)
  6. Marginalia: Abell — Lucretius
    (pp. 3-495)