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The Resource George Grant : selected letters, edited, with an introduction by William Christian

George Grant : selected letters, edited, with an introduction by William Christian

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George Grant : selected letters
Title
George Grant
Title remainder
selected letters
Statement of responsibility
edited, with an introduction by William Christian
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Grant was one of Canada's foremost political and religious thinkers. In his published writings, Grant was a careful and guarded writer, but in his letters he was frank and spontaneous, expressing ideas and opinions that he hesitated to convey in print. Grant's letters are remarkable for their continuity - about twelve hundred letters survive from 1923 to his death in 1988 - and for their quality. For more than fifty years, he favoured his correspondents with his observations about international relations, Canadian politics, religion, literature, and philosophy. William Christian has selected some three hundred letters, postcards, telegrams, and journal entries which reveal much about Grant - both the troubled man and the daring thinker. His correspondence begins with the letters from his early years at Upper Canada College and his undergraduate days at Queen's University, followed by letters from London during the Second World War, when he struggled with the conflict between his pacifism and his sense of duty. The middle section includes letters that describe his life at Dalhousie in the 1950s, his resignation from York University, and his hopes to create in the department of religion at McMaster University a kind of fifth column that would preserve a university within the multiversities he thought had taken over higher education in Canada. The later letters feature his remorseless attacks on what he felt were the perfidies of Trudeau during his long tenure as prime minister
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
RUQBL
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1918-1988
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Grant, George Parkin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1945-
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Christian, William
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  • Grant, George Parkin
  • Grant, George
  • Grant, George Parkin
  • Philosophers, Modern
  • Philosophes modernes
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Letters
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Philosophers, Modern
  • Canada
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy & Religion
Label
George Grant : selected letters, edited, with an introduction by William Christian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Note on the Text""; ""Correspondents""; ""Prologue 1910�22""; ""Childhood 1923�36""; ""Queen's 1936�9""; ""War 1939�42""; ""Adult Educator 1942�5""; ""God and Marriage 1945�50""; ""Dr Grant 1950�9""; ""The Years of Lament 1960�70""; ""McMaster II: Beleaguered 1970�80""; ""Dalhousie: Unhappy Return 1980�4""; ""God Be Thanked: Retirement 1984�8""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
ocn300294714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5334t
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300294714
Label
George Grant : selected letters, edited, with an introduction by William Christian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Note on the Text""; ""Correspondents""; ""Prologue 1910�22""; ""Childhood 1923�36""; ""Queen's 1936�9""; ""War 1939�42""; ""Adult Educator 1942�5""; ""God and Marriage 1945�50""; ""Dr Grant 1950�9""; ""The Years of Lament 1960�70""; ""McMaster II: Beleaguered 1970�80""; ""Dalhousie: Unhappy Return 1980�4""; ""God Be Thanked: Retirement 1984�8""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
ocn300294714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5334t
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)300294714

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