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1969 Working And Thinking on The Waterfront; a journal, June 1958-May 1959
Published 1969
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Christopher
Apr 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I think this is out of print, hopefully not, but I got an old copy. Its a collection of his journal entries, ideas, and concepts for a novel over the course of one year as he was working on the Waterfront as a longshoreman. His writing is so crisp, and the ideas so clear. A fascinating man with wholly original ideas.
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There are few things I enjoy more than reading Eric Hoffer. Another great book full of short insights that make you think.
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May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A laborer philosopher who stays very close to the reality and value of honest hard work. Perhaps my biggest takeaway: ..........the future is speeding up dramatically having sizable impact on not only history but on philosophy.
Written in 1959, at times the thinking seems flawed & a somewhat dated archaic view of, by example,Negroes and women. But still a valuable read; both a historical perspective and a reminder that movements define philosophy as much as philosophy leads to movements.
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Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting look into the mind of a writer I had never known of before, definitely intend to find his other works.
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Not only did this book teach me a lot about intellectuals as politicians, but the diary format gave an intimate feeling of how his writing went.
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Eric Hoffer was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan. His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen, although Hoffer believed that his book The Ordeal of Ch ...more