Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Since I've had difficulty in getting offprints of my own work, I'm often struck by the number of offprints, even full issues, Fr. Ong had sent to people. Requests weren't always filled or filled in full, but they often were. For instance, Ong had offprints of "Renaissance Ideas and the American Catholic Mind" sent to 86 people and he had full issues sent to another 51 people without charge! People on the lists included T.S. Eliot, F.R. Levis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Richard McKeon, Erich Auerbach, Marshall McLuhan, Bill Wimsatt, and Francis P. Magoun, Jr.


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