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A Life in Letters

Portfolio Jacob Howland

Thirty-one, a single mother of two young sons, she labored at her typewriter day and night, worked part time as a librarian and an editor for the University of Chicago Press, and often threw bills directly into the trash.

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No. 23

No. 23


Jacob Howland is McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. His books include Plato and the Talmud and the forthcoming Plato’s Republic and the Voyage of the Soul, both with Cambridge University Press. His essay “Chicago Love Letters: Bellow and Bette” appeared in the October 2015 issue of Commentary.


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