By Jonathan Croall
A. S. Neill, founding father of Summerhill, the main popular and so much feared of all revolutionary faculties, was once well-known as a schoolteacher, academic reformer, and writer of illuminating and fashionable books approximately schooling and the brain of the kid. yet few humans comprehend he used to be additionally a devoted, prolific, uninhibited, witty and infrequently mischievous letter author. this feature of gemstones, first released in 1983, has been selected from countless numbers of his letters by means of his biographer. It contains letters approximately schooling, kids, politics, writing, fatherhood, the Bomb, previous age and loss of life. ‘All the simplest, Neill’ was once the popular finishing of his letters to the recognized – H. G. Wells, Bertrand Russell, Henry Miller, Paul Goodman, Wilhelm Reich, Homer Lane; to big educators – W. B. Curry of Dartington, John Aitkenhead of Kilquhanity, Bob Mackenzie of Braehead, Dora Russell of Beacon Hill; to unknown pals, mom and dad, or even informal correspondents. To learn those letters is to percentage the corporate of an exceptional and constantly pleasant guy, who wrote every one with an identical dedication and gaiety.
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All the Best, Neill (Routledge Revivals): Letters from Summerhill by Jonathan Croall