By Jonathan Croall
A. S. Neill, founding father of Summerhill, the main famous and so much feared of all innovative colleges, used to be well-known as a schoolteacher, academic reformer, and writer of illuminating and classy books approximately schooling and the brain of the kid. yet few humans comprehend he was once additionally a devoted, prolific, uninhibited, witty and sometimes mischievous letter author. this option of gem stones, first released in 1983, has been selected from enormous quantities of his letters through his biographer. It contains letters approximately schooling, little ones, politics, writing, fatherhood, the Bomb, previous age and dying. ‘All the simplest, Neill’ was once the favourite finishing of his letters to the recognized – H. G. Wells, Bertrand Russell, Henry Miller, Paul Goodman, Wilhelm Reich, Homer Lane; to special educators – W. B. Curry of Dartington, John Aitkenhead of Kilquhanity, Bob Mackenzie of Braehead, Dora Russell of Beacon Hill; to unknown acquaintances, mom and dad, or even informal correspondents. To learn those letters is to proportion the corporate of a superb and constantly pleasant guy, who wrote every one with an analogous dedication and gaiety.
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