Of Many, Many Things

George W. Hunt, S.J.,, who died in February at age 74, served as editor of America from 1984-1998. As James Martin, S.J., writes in this tribute, Fr. Hunt was known for his "graceful, elegant, measured" writing style. Especially well-liked were his Of Many Things columns, which appeared  on page 2 of every issue. (Fr. Martin writes that Hunt "always wrote longhand on a yellow pad, as he sat on a recliner in his room.") Here we offer a selection of those columns.

My father's generation, February 25, 1995 (pdf)

Advent in Gotham, December 20-27, 1997 (pdf)

From Noo York to the Bland Belt, October 11, 1997 (pdf)

Happy birthday, Henny Youngman, April 19, 1997 (pdf)

On Camille Paglia, November 12, 1994 (pdf)

Gerswhin's Centennial, December 12, 1987

David Smith
6 years 3 months ago
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