A Scholar’s Tale: Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe

by Hartman, Geoffrey; Published by Fordham University Press (2007)

Geoffrey Hartman’s eloquent memoir takes us through the author’s five decades as a widely influential literary scholar. Geoffrey Hartman arrived in New York in 1945, at the age of 16, a young refugee from Hitler’s Germany. His mother had come here before the war, but he was sent on a Kindertransport to England, where he developed a feeling for both the English countryside and English literature. These discoveries came together in his lifelong love of Wordsworth’s poetry, the subject of his seminal book in 1964.