Carta desde Espana
In order to keep readers of Overheard in Seville abreast of activities and developments
concerning Santayana in Spain, there will be a regular page containing items of
interest. I have received information from Professor Manuel Garrido and Professor
Daniel Moreno Moreno for this first such page. There also will be information on
activities in Spain and elsewhere in Europe in a section on the webpage for the George
Santayana Society, at such time as this site is prepared. This is anticipated for the
autumn of 2006. As well, there is to appear a Spanish website associated with the
First appearing in 1996, limbo Is the creation of Professor Manuel Garrido. It has been
published as a periodical supplement to the international philosophical journal
Teorema: Revista internacional de filosofia, which reappeared at the same time,
directed by Professor Luis M. Valdes. At the present time, in the context of a clear and
promising revival of interest in Santayana in Spain, limbo starts a second, more
ambitious and independent period, with the support of an Editorial Board of scholars
from both sides of the Atlantic. As Daniel Moreno, one of his new secretaries, puts it:
"limbo hopes to continue in this way the dialogue which Santayana, as symbolized by
the flights of the owl Minerva, maintained in the last century between the American
and European cultures."
The following translations of Santayana's books were published under the auspices of
Professor Garrido, as philosophical assistant of Catedra y Tecnos:
ipr: Interpretaciones de poesia y religion. Madrid, Catedra, 1993. Translation by
Carmen Garcia Trevijano and Susana Nuccetelli.
tpp: Tres poetas filosofos: Lucrecio, Dante, Goethe. Madrid, Tecnos, 1995.
Translation by Jose Ferrater Mora.
dl: Didlogos en el limbo. Madrid, Tecnos, 1996. Translation by Carmen Garcia
The Instituto de Espana, presided over by Salustiano del Campo, has proposed to the
Council of Madrid that there be a memorial plaque dedicated to George Santayana in
Madrid, the city of his birth. The Council agreed to do so, and has included the project
in the Plan Memoria de Madrid de Placas Conmemorativas. Arrangements are under
way to carry this out. Santayana was born in 69 Calle Ancha de San Bernardo, an
dwelling that at the present time has the address 67 Calle San Bernardo. The plaque
will read: "Aqui estuvo la casa donde nacio en 1863 el filosofo, poeta y novelista
JORGE SANTAYANA cuya vida y obra fueron un dialogo entre las culturas latina y
anglosajona" — that is to say: "In this house was born the philosopher, poet and
novelist GEORGE SANTAYANA, whose life and works represent a dialogue between
the Latin and Anglo-Saxon cultures."