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Volume 14, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN 0302-5160
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9781
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Abstract

SUMMARYAs Leonard Bloomfield's lawyer and personal friend of his family during the 1920's and 1930's, the author evokes memories of Bloomfield himself and his family, with emphasis on the character of his parents and the intellectual and artistic achievements of his relatives. Illustrations are given of his personality, his (often bitter), wit, and his shyness. Light is cast on hitherto little known aspects of his life, especially on his marriage, the adoption of his sons, and his wife's mental break-down in the 1940's. Bloomfield's character is contrasted with that of Edward Sapir (1884-1939), whom the author also knew during the latter's Chicago years.RÉSUMÉL'auteur, qui fut l'avocat de Léonard Bloomfield et un ami personnel de sa famille pendant les années '20 et '30, évoque des souvenirs de Bloomfield lui-même et de sa famille, en décrivant le caractère de son père et de sa mère, et les accomplissements intellectuels et artistiques de ses proches parents. L'auteur dépeint la personnalité de Bloomfield, son humour (parfois amer) et sa modestie. Certains aspects peu connus de la vie de Bloomfield sont mis en lumière, par exemple, son mariage, l'adoption de ses fils, et l'aliénation mentale de son épouse après 1940. L'auteur compare le caractère d'Edward Sapir (1884-1939), qu'il connut pendant le séjour de ce dernier à Chicago, avec celui de Bloomfield.
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1987-01-01
2019-10-21
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