DELIRIUM AND DESTINY by Maria Zambrano

DELIRIUM AND DESTINY

A Spaniard in Her Twenties
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An imposing scholarly Delirium And Destiny ($59.50; paper $19.95; Jan.; 256 pp.; 0-7914-4019-2; paper 0-7914-4020-6): An imposing scholarly edition of an autobiographical novel written in the early 1950s but not published until 1989, at the death of its author (b. 1904), a well-known philosopher and disciple of Spanish master Ortega y Gasset. It’s a complex paean to individualism, set in the years immediately preceding the Spanish Civil War and interestingly divided into an exploration of “Destiny” (formative social circumstance) and a series of “Deliriums” (more personal thoughts, feelings, even fantasies). An only marginally fictional work, which will be of most interest to scholars of Ortega and of Zambrano’s more theoretical works.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-7914-4019-2
Page count: 256pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1999