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'A frighteningly good memoir'
Andrew O'Hagan London Review of Books
'Germs is not only elegantly written; it is a human document of considerable power and importance'
John Armstrong Independent
â€˜A masterpiece â€“ an unclassifiable work of startling originality in which the acutely sensual and confusedly cerebral experience of infancy, boyhood and adolescence is brilliantly recreatedâ€™
'Wollheim's powers of description astound...Because of the intensity with which a remarkable man has offered us a view of his inner self, I doubt whether anyone who has read it will forget it'
Diana Athill Literary Review
'Pungently truthful, complex and original'
Alan Hollinghurst Guardian
Publication date: 04/07/2005
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||4th July 2005|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
Richard Wollheim was born in London in 1923 and educated at Westminster School and Balliol College, Oxford. He served in the army during the Second World War, seeing action in France and Germany. From 1949, Wollheim taught philosophy at University College London, becoming, in 1963, Grote Professor of Mind and Logic. He retired from UCL in 1982, and from then until 1985 was Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Between 1985 and 2003 he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and, from 1989 until 1996, he was also Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of California, Davis. Wollheim was married twice â€“ to Anne ...More About Richard Wollheim