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The Resource Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984, edited with an introduction by Charles R. Embry ; foreword by Champlin B. Heilman

Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984, edited with an introduction by Charles R. Embry ; foreword by Champlin B. Heilman

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Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984
Title
Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin
Title remainder
a friendship in letters, 1944-1984
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Charles R. Embry ; foreword by Champlin B. Heilman
Title variation
Friendship in letters, 1944-1984
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This collection of letters exchanged between Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin records a friendship that lasted more than forty years. These scholars, both giants in their own fields, shared news of family and events, academic gossip, personal and professional vicissitudes, academic successes, and, most important, ideas."
  • "Heilman and Voegelin first became acquainted around 1941, when Voegelin delivered a guest lecture for the political science department at Louisiana State University. At that time, Heilman was teaching in the English department at LSU along with Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks. What began as simple exchanges after Voegelin moved to LSU soon grew into full-fledged correspondence - beginning with an eight-page letter by Voegelin commenting on Heilman's manuscript on Shakespeare's King Lear. Their correspondence lasted until four months before Voegelin's death in January 1985."
  • "These letters represent Voegelin's most prolonged correspondence with a native-born American scholar and provide readers with an insight into Voegelin as a literary critic. While Voegelin's analysis of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw is well known, these letters reveal the context from which the analysis grew. Additional comments by Voegelin on Mann, Eliot, Shakespeare, Homer, Proust, Flaubert, and other significant writers are uncovered throughout his exchanges with Heilman."
  • "Readers will appreciate not only Heilman's elegant style but also his efforts to clarify for himself the meaning and implications of Voegelin's developing philosophy. Heilman's questions are often ones that readers of Voegelin continue to ask today. In his queries, as well as in the exposition of his theories of tragedy and melodrama, human nature, and expressionist drama, Heilman displays a canny perception of the philosophical issues and problems of modernity that sustained their interdisciplinary discussion. The letters exchanged by Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin demonstrate the warm friendship these two scholars shared and illuminate many of the turns and transformations in their work as they developed as thinkers."--Jacket
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1906-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heilman, Robert Bechtold
Dewey number
320/.092/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JC263.V632
LC item number
H44 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1901-1985
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Embry, Charles R.
  • University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy
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  • Political science
  • Political scientists
  • Political science
  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Heilman, Robert Bechtold
Label
Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984, edited with an introduction by Charles R. Embry ; foreword by Champlin B. Heilman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53223494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780826215079
Lccn
2003022024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984, edited with an introduction by Charles R. Embry ; foreword by Champlin B. Heilman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53223494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780826215079
Lccn
2003022024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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