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The Letters of Alexander Woollcott

Kaufman, Beatrice and Hennessey, Josep

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ISBN 10: 3161510267 / ISBN 13: 9783161510267
Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1944
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xxiv (iv), 410 pp, biographical introduction, a note on the letters, a portrait of Alexander Woollcott and 3 facsimile letters, The Letters: I. Chldhood too 1910; II. World War and Postwar, 1917-1919; III-XI (The 1920s-1943); index. First Edition, 1944. "Alexander Humphreys Woollcott (1887-1943) was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table. He was the inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the main character in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939) by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart,[and for the far less likable character Waldo Lydecker in the film Laura (1944). These letters - The reflection of a warm and gererous man, deeply attached to the interesting piople and the important enterprises of a turbulent era- comprise one of the great autobiographies." Not Price Clipped. Minor edge wear dj. Lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and red top text block edge. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004123

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Title: The Letters of Alexander Woollcott

Publisher: The Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

How are archaeology and art related to understanding New Testament texts, for example, narratives of the Lord's Supper and other meals? An international group of archaeologists, art historians, and New Testament scholars investigate the function of spaces in Roman houses and temples in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Corinth, Rome, Ostia, Ephesus, and Judaea. Another concern is more fully to understand the relationship between different architectural forms, Roman domus, villae, and insulae, in relation to Paul's letters and the gospels, in order to enable informed interpretation of leadership, meal customs, social relationships, and ethics in those contested spaces.

About the Author:

David L. Balch, Born 1942; Professor of New Testament, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Graduate Theological Union, Ph.D. Yale University (1975), two Fulbright grants to Tubingen, Germany (1968, 1987); main areas of research: Roman domestic art and architecture, Hellenistic philosophy and the New Testament, social/historical context of Pauline and Lukan house churches.Annette Weissenrieder, Born 1967; Associate professor of New Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union; Dr. theol. (University of Heidelberg); main areas of research: Theology of Paul and the Synoptic Gospels, Greco-Roman medicine and philosophy, New Testament anthropology, pneumatology, theories of the history of religion, Roman domestic art, numismatic, and architecture.

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