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The Albert Schweitzer-Helene Bresslau Letters, 1902-1912 (Albert Schweitzer Library (Syracuse, N.Y.).)

ISBN13: 9780815629948
ISBN: 081562994X
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $29.95
Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd)
Published Date:
Edition 1
Pages: 246
Average Goodreads rating: 5.00/5 (2 ratings)

This book provides the only personal portrait of Schweitzer, here as a young man on a quest to better the lot of humankind, and of the woman who helped to shape that pursuit. Schweitzer was twenty-six and Helene Bresslau twenty-two when they met. He was preparing for an academic life in theology and philosophy, while his skill as a musician supplemented his intellectual work. Helene stepped beyond the conventions of the day by entering the nursing field, by founding a welfare program for single mothers, and fearlessly stating her own opinions. While Schweitzer searched for his path, Bresslau provided the sounding board for many of his ideas.