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George Santayana: Literary Philosopher

Irving Singer


George Santayana was unique in his contributions to American culture. For almost sixty years before his death in 1952, he combined literary and philosophical talents, writing not only important works of philosophy but also a best-selling novel, volumes of poetry, and much literary criticism. This portrait of Santayana's thought and complex personality explores the full range of his harmonization of the literary and the philosophical.

Keywords: George Santayana, American culture, philosophy, novels, poetry, literary criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780300080377
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300080377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irving Singer, author