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Table Of Contents

The Enigma of Eric Hofer
The Migrant Worker
On the Waterfront
Intimate Friendships
The True Believer
Hofer as a Public Figure
The Literary Life
America and the Intellectuals
God, Jehovah, and the Jews
The Longshoreman Philosopher
Quotations and Comments
Increasing His Word-power
“Refections,” by Eric Hofer
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Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher, by Tom Bethell

Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher, by Tom Bethell

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A truly original American writer and thinker, Eric Hoffer was free of the practical pressures that steer many people of an intellectual disposition into conventional channels of thought. He lay beyond the peer pressure, grant-hunting, and cultural intimidation that stultify much of the academic world today. He always had the courage to stand alone. Three books about Hoffer were published in his lifetime, all of them now out of print. But now, in this volume, Tom Bethell offers a new, detailed biography of the man who became known as the "Longshoreman Philosopher." In addition to drawing from Hoffer's private papers and interviews with those who knew him, Bethell spent time interviewing Hoffer in the years just before his death. His meticulous accounts of these meetings offer new insights into this often enigmatic but always fascinating man.
A truly original American writer and thinker, Eric Hoffer was free of the practical pressures that steer many people of an intellectual disposition into conventional channels of thought. He lay beyond the peer pressure, grant-hunting, and cultural intimidation that stultify much of the academic world today. He always had the courage to stand alone. Three books about Hoffer were published in his lifetime, all of them now out of print. But now, in this volume, Tom Bethell offers a new, detailed biography of the man who became known as the "Longshoreman Philosopher." In addition to drawing from Hoffer's private papers and interviews with those who knew him, Bethell spent time interviewing Hoffer in the years just before his death. His meticulous accounts of these meetings offer new insights into this often enigmatic but always fascinating man.

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Publish date: Mar 25, 2012
Added to Scribd: Mar 13, 2012
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