2 of 2 Parts. Eric Hoffer (1902-83) Remembered: Guru of the 1950s-60s. References.

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2 of 2 Parts. Eric Hoffer (1902-83) Remembered: Guru of the 1950s-60s. References.

by Franklin and Betty J. Parker, bfparker@frontiernet.net

References

1. Tomkins, Calvin. Eric Hoffer: An American Odyssey. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1968, p. 10.

2. Ibid., p. 19.

3. Ibid., p. 18.

4. Baker, James T. Eric Hoffer. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1982, pp. 71-77.

5. Ibid., pp. 77-81.

6. Ibid., pp. 81-84.

7. Ibid., pp. 84-88.

8. Ibid., pp. 88-91.

9. Tomkins, op. cit., pp. ix-xi.

10. Ibid., p. 55.

11. Baker, op. cit., pp. 91-95.

12. Ibid., pp. 95-98.

13. Ibid., pp. 98-100.

14. New York Times (February 22, 1970).

15. Baker, op. cit., p. 1.

Articles by Eric Hoffer.

“Automation is Here to Liberate Us,” New York Times Magazine (October 24, 1965), pp. 48-49.

“The Awakening of Asia,” Reporter, 10 (June 22, 1954), pp. 16-17.

“Born ’63. Graduated ’74. Elected ’76,” New York Times (March 9, 1976).

“The Clamor for Instant Happiness,” Los Angeles Times (October 20, 1968).

“Comments on the Human Condition,” Harper’s, 233 (November 1966), pp. 90-91.

“Fugitives from the Present,” Los Angeles Times (April14, 1968).

“God and the Machine Age,” Reporter 14 (February 23, 1956), p. 36.

“Hidden Currents that Guide Our Lives–The Wisdom of Eric Hoffer,” Family Weekly (September 24, 1972), pp. 6-7.

“How Natural is Human Nature?” Saturday Evening Post, 235 (January or February 13, 1962), pp. 26-27.

“‘I Savor the Joy of Dull Work,'” Family Weekly (October 17, 1976), pp. 4-5.

“The Intellectual and the Masses,” Pacific Spectator, 10 (Winter 1956), pp. 6-14.

“A Kind Word for Intellectuals,” Los Angeles Times (March 24, 1968).

“Leisure and the Masses,” Parks and Recreation, 4 (March 1969), pp. 31-34.

Livesay, Harold (et al., including Eric Hoffer). “Does America Still Exist?” Harper’s, 268 (March 1984), p. 43.

“Long Live Shame!” New York Times (October 18, 1974).

“The Madhouse of Change,” Playboy, 15 (December 1968), pp. 165-168.

“The Majority Must Act!” Los Angeles Times (July 28, 1968).

“Making a Mass Elite,” Holiday, 39 (March 1966), pp. 10-14.

“Man’s Real Habitat: the City,” Los Angeles Times (May 19, 1968).

“The Negro is Prejudiced Against Himself,” New York Times Magazine (November 29, 1964), 27-34. Letters to the Editor (December 13, 1964), pp. 28-29, 108-109.

“Our Century of Juveniles,” Los Angeles Times (March 31, 1968).

“The Passionate State of Mind,” Harper’s, 209 (December 1954), pp. 61-63.

“The Process of Change,” Reporter, 10 (March 2, 1954), pp. 34-35.

“Reflections,” Weekly column. Los Angeles Times (January 1968-February 1970).

“Reflections: Intellectuals Cover Hitler to Oswald,” Pittsburgh Press (February 23, 1969).

“The Rise and Fall of the Practical Sense,” Reporter, 19 (December 11, 1958), pp. 27-28.

“The Role of the Undesirables,” Harper’s (December 1952), pp. 79-84.

“Thoughts of Eric Hoffer, Including: ‘Absolute Faith Corrupts Absolutely,'” New York Time Magazine (April 25, 1971), pp. 24-25+.

“Thoughts on the Brotherhood of Man,” New York Times Magazine (February 15, 1959), pp. 12-17.

“A Time of Juveniles,” Harper’s, 230 (June 1965), pp. 16-20.

“What I Have Learned IV: Strategy for the War with Nature,” Saturday Review, 49 (February 5, 1966), pp. 27-29, 73-75.

“What We Have Lost,” New York Times Magazine (October 20, 1974), pp. 110, 112, 114, 116-117.

“Whose Country is America?” New York Times Magazine (November 22, 1970), pp. 30-31, 117-122, 124. Letters to the Editor (December 13, 1970), pp. 34, 79.

“Why Captive Peoples Revolt,” New York Times Magazine (August 23, 1953), pp. 12-16.

“Why Not Disenfranchise the Educated?” Los Angeles Times (August 4, 1968).

“A Workingman Looks at the Boss,” Harper’s, 208 (March 1954), pp. 48-49.

Other Books and Articles about Hoffer

“Awesome Epigrams,” Time, 90 (February 9, 1968), p. 60

Baker, James T. “Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983,” Contemporary Issues Criticism, Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1984, pp. 234-254.

“Blue Collar Plato,” Newsweek, 69 (January 16, 1967), p. 92

Burdick, E. “Eric Hoffer: Epigrammatist on the Waterfront,” Reporter, 16 (February 21, 1957), pp. 41-44.

Collier, Peter. “Eric Hoffer: The Wizard of Was,” Ramparts, 6, 15 (December 1967), pp. 65-68.

Cooper, Stirling M. “True Believers, Mass Movements and Education,” Alternatives in American Education, 2, 1-2 (September-December 1971), pp. 1, 12.

Crawford, Kenneth. “Passionate Believer,” Newsweek, 70 (October 16, 1967), p. 38.

Dunphy, Mary Elayne. “Philosopher Finds Great Store of Talent,” Seattle Times (October 14, 1968), p. 6.

“Eric Hoffer, Secular Preacher,” Christian Century, 80 (May 29, 1963), p. 727.

“Eric Hoffer: The Crowded Life,” The Schedule, Austin, TX (January 1978), p. 8.l

Erickson, Stanford. “Hoffer: Longshoreman, Intellectual,” Journal of Commerce and Commercial, 375 (January 25, 1988), p. 8A.

Ethridge, James M., and Barbara Kopala, eds. “Eric Hoffer,” Contemporary Authors: A Biographical-Bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and Their Works. Vol. 15. Detroit: Gale Research Co, 1966, pp. 2ll-212.

Evans, Walter A. “Work Is the Country’s Salvation”: Hoffer,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer (October 14-15, 1968), pp. 1, 6.

Faber, N. “In His Own Words,” People, 9 (January 16, 1978), pp. 29-31.

Ferguson, Charles W. “Americans Not Everybody Knows: Eric Hoffer,” PTA Magazine, 61, 10 (June 1967), pp. 4-7.

Fincher, James. “Docker of Philosophy,” Life, 62 (March 24, 1067), pp. 35 ff.

“From the Waterfront,” Time, 90 (November 17, 1967), p. 66.

Frome, M. “Eric Hoffer,” American Forests (August 1968), pp. 3+.

Gould, Jack. “TV: More of Hoffer….” New York Times (January 30, 1969).

Hall, Isabelle McCaig. “Hoffer Blows During Talks on Violence,” Morgantown (WV) Post (October 24, 1968), p. 9A.

Harte, Barbara, and Carolyn Riley, eds. “Eric Hoffer,” 200 Contemporary Authors. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1969, pp. 152-153.

“Hoffer, Eric.” Current Biography, 26 (March 1965), p. 28ff.

“Hoffer, Eric.” Current Biography Yearbook 1965. New York: H.W.Wilson Co., 1965, pp. 200-203.

“Hoffer, Eric,” Political Profiles: The Johnson Years. New York: Facts on File, 1976, pp. 278-279.

“Ike’s Favorite Author,” Look, 20 (June 12, 1956), pp. 40-42.

“Johnson Pleased by a Philosopher,” New York Times (October 8, 1967).

Kemble, Patrick. “On Eric Hoffer,” Commentary, 48 (November 1969), pp. 79-82.

Koerner, James D. Hoffer’s America. LaSalle, IL: Open Court Publishing, 1973.

“Literary Stevedore,” New Yorker, 27 (April 28, 1951), pp. 20-22.

Nightingale, Earl. “A Comment on Jews,” Earl Nightingale Our Changing World, #5285. Chicago: Nightingale-Conant Corporation, 1980.

Parker, Franklin and Betty J. “Eric Hoffer (1902-83) Revisited: Books and Ideas (A Dialogue).”Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Meeting, Southwestern Philosophy of Education Society, Volume XLI. Edited by Wayne Willis. Morehead, KY: Morehead State University, 1991, pp. 96-107.

Parker, Franklin and Betty J. “Eric Hoffer (1902-83): Books and Ideas on School and Society.” CORE (Collected Original Resources in Education), XV, No. 1 (March 1991), Fiche 1 A06.

Parker, Franklin and Betty J. “Eric Hoffer (1902-83) Revisited: Books and Ideas (A Dialogue),” abstract in Resources in Education, XXXI, No. 12 (Dec. 1996), p. 152 (ERIC ED 398 138).

Petrosko, Joseph M. “The Alchemy of the Soul: A Study of Eric Hoffer’s Thoughts on Creativity,” Journal of Creative Behavior, 17, 2 (Second Quarter 1983), pp. 131-145.

“The Presidency,” Time, 90, 15 (October 13, 1967), pp. 25-26.

Russell, Charles. “‘Just Like Home,’ Remarks Hoffer on Seattle Arrival,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer (October 14, 1968), p. 12.

Tomkins, Calvin. “Profiles: Creative Situation,” New Yorker, 42 (January 7, 1967), pp. 34-36+.

Wakeman, John, ed. “Eric Hoffer,” World Authors 1950-70. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1975, pp. 654-655.

Reviews of Eric Hoffer’s Books (all published by Harper & Row)

The True Believer, 1951.

1-Brinton, Crane. New York Herald Tribune (May 27, 1951), p. 13.

2-Garside, E.B. New York Times (March 18, 1951), p. 10.

3-Krugman, H.E. American Journal of Sociology (November 1951), p. 297.

4-Martin, Neil. Christian Science Monitor (April 26, 1951), p. 11.

5-Newman, J.R. New Republic (December 10, 1951), p. 22.

The Passionate State of Mind, 1955:
1-Breit, H. “Workingman,” New York Times Book Review (April 1, 1956), p. 8.
2-“Dockside Montaigne,” Time (March 14, 1955), p. 114-115.
3-Gill, T.A. Christian Century (June 29, 1955), p. 760.
4-Jackson, J.H.San Francisco Chronicle (March 7, 1955), p. 19.
4-Rovere, R.H. New Yorker (May 21, 1955), p. 137.

The Ordeal of Change, 1963:
1-Barrett, William. Atlantic (April l963), p. 151.
2-Barrett, William. Critic (June 1963), p. 80
3-Christian Century (May 29, 1963), p. 727.
4-“Philosopher of Misfits,” Time, 8l, 11 (March 15, 1963), p. 109.
5-Pickrel, Paul.Harpers (April 1963), p. 96.
6-Schroth, R.A. America (April 13, 1963), p. 502.
7-Wills, Gary. “Eric Hoffer’s True Beliefs,” National Review, 14 (June 18, 1963), pp. 502-504.

The Temper of Our Times, 1967.
1-Adams, Phoebe. Atlantic (January 1967), p. 550.
2-Berube, M.R. Commonweal (January 27, 1967), p. 465.
3-Brown, Clayton. Library Journal (December 15, 1966), p. 6101.
4-Featherstone, Joseph. “Hoffer as Historian,” New Republic , 156 (June 3, 1967), pp. 30-32.
5-Konvitz, M.R. Saturday Review (April 8, 1967), p. 41.
6-Maddocks, Melvin. Christian Science Monitor (January 5, 1967), p. 7.
7-Oberbeck, S.K. Newsweek (January 16, 1967), pp. 90+.
8-Poore, Charles. New York Times, January 5, 1967.

Working and Thinking on the Waterfront,196.
1-Friedenberg, E.Z. New York Review of Books (May 8, 1969), p. 1100.
2-Garside, E.B. New Yorker (March 1, 1969), p. 70.
3-MacKenzie, Richard. “Man of Sense,” National Review, 21 (May 6, 1969), pp. 445-446.
4-Newfield, Jack. New York Times Book Review (February 26, 1969), p. 3.
5-Picht, D.R. Library Journal (February 1, 1969), p. 553.

First Things, Last Things, 1971.
1-Flaherty, Joe. New York Times Book Review (July 25, 197l), pp. 3, 12-13.

Truth Imagined, 1983
1-Publishers Weekly, 224 (October 28,1983), p. 63.
2-Williamson, Chilton, Jr. National Review, 36 (February 24, 1984), p. 58.

Obituaries
1-Bethell, T. “Eric Hoffer, R I P,” National Review, 35, 11 (June 10, 1983), p. 668.
2–Current Biography Yearbook, 44 (July 1983), p. 43.
3-Current Biography Yearbook, 83 (1984), pp. 466-467.
4-New York Times Biographical Service, 14 (May 1983), p. 563.
5-Newsweek, 101 (May 30, 1983), p. 102.
6-Publishers Weekly, 223 (June 3, 1983), p. 21.
7-Time, 121 (May 30, 1983), p. 88.
8-Turner, Wallace. “Eric Hoffer, 80, Dockside Scholar,” New York Times (May 23, 1983), p. 20.

TV Interviews of Eric Hoffer

By Eric Sevareid, New York: Columbia Broadcasting Television Network.

1. “Eric Hoffer: The Passionate State of Mind,” September 19, 1967.

2. “The Savage Heart: A Conversation with Eric Hoffer,” January 19, 1969.

By James Day, San Francisco: National Educational Television.

1. “Ordeal of Change,” July 31, 1963.

2. “The Role of the Intellectual,” August 6, 1963.

3. “The Role of the Weak,” August 13, 1963.

4. “The Nature of Man,” August 20, 1963.

5. “Man’s Struggle for Uniqueness,” August 27, 1963.

6. “From the Cradle to Skid Row,” September 3, 1963.

7. “The Growth of a Train of Thought,” November 8, 1964.

8. “Talent,” November 15, 1964.

9. “Automation,” November 22, 1964.

10, “The Mysterious Occident,” November 29, 1964.

11. “The New Age,” December 6, 1964.

12. “Reading and Writing,” December 13, 1964.

Doctoral Dissertations about Eric Hoffer.

1-Batty, Paul Wesley. “Eric Hoffer’s Theory of Mass Persuasion.” Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970.

2-Carrier, Henry Nash, III. “Eric Hoffer’s Conceptual Approach to the Development of American Democratic Leadership.” D.A., University of Mississippi, 1973.

3-Hunter, Nevin Doran. “Drastic Change and Mass Movements: The Theories of Eric Hoffer.” Ph.D., University of Washington, 1971.
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