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Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war, and God

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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

Fallen Leaves is Will Durant’s most personal book. It is precisely as he described: twenty-two short chapters on everything from youth and old age, religion and morals, to sex, war, politics, and art. The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, Fallen Leaves is the distilled wisdom of a gifted scholar with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. In its preface Durant mentions that over the course of his career he received letters from "curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate." With Fallen Leaves he accepted their challenge. It contains strong opinions, elegant prose, and deep insights into the human condition as only Will Durant could provide, as well as his revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476771540
  • ISBN: 1476771545
  • Physical Description: x, 192 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-180) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Our life begins -- On youth -- On middle age -- On old age -- On death -- Our souls -- Our Gods -- On religion --On a different second advent -- On religion and morals -- On morality -- On race -- On women -- On sex -- On war -- On Vietnam -- On politics -- On capitalism and communism -- On art -- On science -- On education -- On the insights of history.
Citation/References Note:
Bklst 11/15/2014
LJ 11/15/2014
Kirkus 10/15/2014
Summary, etc.:
Fallen Leaves is Will Durant’s most personal book. It is precisely as he described: twenty-two short chapters on everything from youth and old age, religion and morals, to sex, war, politics, and art. The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, Fallen Leaves is the distilled wisdom of a gifted scholar with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. In its preface Durant mentions that over the course of his career he received letters from "curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate." With Fallen Leaves he accepted their challenge. It contains strong opinions, elegant prose, and deep insights into the human condition as only Will Durant could provide, as well as his revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species.
Subject: Philosophy, American > 20th century.


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