In Old Friendship: The Correspondence of Lewis Mumford and by Lewis Mumford,Frank G Novak

By Lewis Mumford,Frank G Novak

among 1928 and 1981 architectural and cultural critic Lewis Mumford exchanged approximately 600 letters with Melville pupil and Harvard psychologist Henry A. Murray. In previous Friendship records that richly worthwhile interplay.

Covering fifty years of committed camaraderie among unparalleled minds, the ebook deals profound insights into the highbrow frustrations at the back of their major careers and the emotional wishes that framed their shiny, frequently dramatic lives. To Mumford, a author who sought to alter the process international occasions, iconoclastic Murray turned a welcome confidant, critic, mentor, and good friend.

The letters mirror the big variety of private and non-private pursuits held via either males. Love's entanglements are aired along literary labors. by way of chronicling the personal worlds of those highbrow icons, this quantity emerges as an important learn software for college kids of yank highbrow heritage and tradition, literary feedback, urbanism, structure, and political arenas similar to global conflict II and the chilly conflict. It bargains a distinct prism in which to monitor the dramatic shifts in American society and tradition within the 20th century.

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