An Unfinished Man

Henry Adams

by R. P. Blackmur

Henry Adams: The Myth of Failure

by William Dusinberre
Like Henry Adams, R.P. Blackmur was largely a self-taught man of letters. Unlike Adams, Harvard class of 1858, Blackmur did not go to college. I mention this biographical detail only because it may have something to do with the reason why Blackmur’s study is so personal rather than conventionally academic.