By John Skoyles
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Whereas engaged on his moment novel, John Sedgwick spiraled right into a melancholy so profound that it virtually ended in suicide. An writer acclaimed for his intimate literary tours into the rarified, moneyed enclave of Brahmin Boston, he made up our minds to look for the roots of his malaise within the historical past of his personal storied family—one of America's oldest and such a lot striking.
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In the course of the interval lined by means of this publication, George Santayana had settled completely in Rome. His best-selling novel, The final Puritan, used to be released in London in 1935 and within the usa in 1936, the place it used to be selected as a Book-of-the-Month membership choice. In 1936 Santayana grew to become one of many few philosophers ever to seem at the entrance disguise of Time journal.
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