THE LOUIS ADAMIC CENTENARY
A Stamp of commemorating the Louis Adamic centenary
From Prof.Tine Kurent
MESSAGE TO THE SHOZO TAHARA GROUP COMMEMORATING THE LOUIS ADAMIC CENTENARY
Dear Shozo, thank you for the information that you are preparing a party in honor of your translations-with the Commemoration of the Centenary of Birth of Louis Adamic at the beginning of November.
Louis Adamic was born
one century ago in
The Harvard Encyclopedia of America Ethnic Groups stars its Introduction with the statement that
"During the Great Depression of the 1930s,
Louis Adamic, a popular writer and journalist,
conceived of a project that he believed 'would excite all
"Adamic himself had emigrated from Slovenia (then a province of Austro-Hungary, later part of Yugoslavia, now the sovereign state Republic of Slovenia) at the age of fourteen, and throughout his life displayed intense interest in the origins of the American people. But, unfortunately, he could not raise the funds he needed from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and had to give up the idea of the encyclopedia.
"Forty years later, this project was well under way when the editors saw a copy of the Adamic proposal. We were intrigued by what Adamic had wanted to undertake. He had envisaged a work of five to twenty-five volumes, a huge budget, and a staff of hundreds. The enterprise of which this volume is a product was modest in comparison. However, it processed on the basis of the article of faith with which he concluded:' But eventually, I think, this job will have to be done-somehow.'
Dear Shozo, you are
continuing the work envisaged by Adamic. You have
been the first in
* Dear Tine Thank you!
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