This volume, edited, and with introductions by Henry Tristram, contains all of the autobiographical writings left by...

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS

This volume, edited, and with introductions by Henry Tristram, contains all of the autobiographical writings left by Cardinal Newman, with the exception of the Apologia. Some of the material is here being published for the first time. The introductions are historical and interpretative in nature. The texts include 1) ""An Autobiography in Miniature"", 2) ""Two Autobiographical Sketches"", 3) ""The Autobiographical Memoir"", 4) ""My Illness in Sicily"", 5) ""The Journals"", 6) ""Memorandum About My Connection with the Catholic University"". The book has an index. There is no need to stress the importance of a volume like this for Newman-scholars and for all who appreciate Newman's superior gifts of saintliness, intellectual ability and literary capacity. The writings contained in this volume are more intimate in tone than the pologia. From them, the reader can therefore come to a better understanding of the personality traits and the activity of Newman in relation to other personalities and the events in which he became involved. Some of what he considers his serious faults are recorded and comments of a personal character are included in connection with the private and public difficulties he encountered after his conversion and later when he was made rector of the Catholic University in Ireland.

Pub Date: Feb. 20, 1957

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Publisher: Sheed & Ward

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1957