Fromm, Erich. (1900–1980)

Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the German philosopher and social psychologist to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana declining an invitation to speak.  Mexico City, 28th January, 1972;  1 pp. on A4 personal stationary.  In part, "This year I am so busy working on a book manuscript that I cannot spare the time."  The book referenced is likely The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, published the following year.  Expected mailing folds, two holes punched in left margin, else fine.

Erich Fromm fled Nazi Germany and settled in the United States.  He moved to Mexico City in 1949 to begin teaching at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he taught until his retirement.

Irma Antonetto (1920-1993), was founder and director of the Associazione Culturale Italiana [Association of Italian Culture] for 46 years, during which time she brought some 400 philosophers, writers, scientists, artists, and Nobel winners to lecture in Italy. She was recipient of the 1964 Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica italiana. (19142)

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