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The Santayana Edition, part of the Institute for American Thought (IAT), produces The Works of George Santayana, an unmodernized, critical edition of George Santayana’s published and unpublished writings. The critical editing process aims to produce texts that accurately represent Santayana’s final intentions regarding his works, and to present all evidence on which editorial decisions have been based. The Works of George Santayana is projected to be 20 volumes consisting of at least 35 books. It is published by The MIT Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England) and is supported by the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, Indianapolis and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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    Letters in Limbo ~ [Spring 1905]

    533To Susan Sturgis de Sastre
    Corinth, Greece. [Spring 1905]

    Easter Monday I have climbed this mountain this morning—an hour and a half up and one hour down. There is a small church and a fiesta on the top. A great many peasants in their best.

    From The Letters of George Santayana:  Book One, [1868]-1909.  Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2001.
    Location of manuscript: Collection of Paloma Sanchez Sastre, Madrid, Spain

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