ON FACING THE WORLD by

ON FACING THE WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In the form of a letter to his very young son, this is a sensitively personal, philosophical inquiry into some of the intangibles and imponderables of our time- a projection of certain values rather than a formulation of a credo. Of the progressive tendency of our civilization which has witnessed a division of labor and an increase of leisure; of imitation and conformity; of formal education, and less academically, the enlargement of understanding; of the assumption of responsibility- ""the greatest of all disciplines""; of truth and freedom which involves self-reliance; of reading and creative writing; etc. All this is tentatively improvised and pursued, reveals a civilized, contemplative mind, and has the charm of his earlier books- River of Ruins. Spring In Washington, etc.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1950
Publisher: William Sloane