American Men of Letters (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Their Nature and Nurture

American Men of Letters (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Their Nature and Nurture

by Edwin Leavitt Clarke
     
 

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This 1916 book summarizes the author’s sociological research—attempting to trace the origin of literary genius. Inspired by Sir Francis Galton’s previous study of scientists, the author considered a thousand American writers born before 1851 in terms of background and social status. He then argues for a middle course between nature and nurture.

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This 1916 book summarizes the author’s sociological research—attempting to trace the origin of literary genius. Inspired by Sir Francis Galton’s previous study of scientists, the author considered a thousand American writers born before 1851 in terms of background and social status. He then argues for a middle course between nature and nurture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411455511
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
177
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author


Edwin Leavitt Clarke was assistant professor of economics and sociology at Hamilton College and Sometimes University Fellow at Columbia. He also wrote The Art of Straight Thinking (1929), Some Social Aspects of Esperanto (1929), and And Your Neighbor: The Social Principles of Jesus and Life Problems (1947), among other books.

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