Sketches From A Life

In This Review

Sketches From A Life

By George F. Kennan
Pantheon, 1989
365 pp. $22.95
Purchase

These selections from the author's journals over a 61-year period (1927-1988) deal with landscape and culture in Europe and America and Mr. Kennan's private reflections thereon-not with the political and diplomatic issues with which he is so prominently identified. There are passages of haunting beauty and sadness and throughout a sense of loss for a powerfully imagined older and better world. Who in this century has written so much, of such quality, over so long a period of time?

More Reviews on The United States From This Issue

Browse All Capsule Reviews

Related Articles

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Click here to learn more.

Continue