I spent practically the whole morning wasting time on Guardini: picking up the notes I had taken at the Greg, filling them in from memory, then from the two-page handout, and then from the net. Trying to get the names of “his first two works on art” – hardly listed anywhere – I came across a doctoral thesis by Luigi Castangia, in Italian, which is a study of Guardini’s work on Dostoievsky. The title is Religiöse Gestalten in Dostojewskijs Werk. Romano Guardinis Interpretation des russischen Schriftstellers (2009-2010), and one of the two guides is Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz.
One thing I picked up was that Guardini took interest more in literature than in sculpture or painting – but that needs to be verified.
There are the two books on person that I picked up yesterday from LDC:
· Persona e personalità (Brescia: Morcelliana, 2006). Tr. of “Über Sozialwissenschaft und Ordnung unter Personen,” in Die Schildgenossen 6 (1926) 125-150; probably later published in Unterscheidung des Christlichen, 1st ed. (Mainz: Grünewald, 1935), 3rd ed (Mainz/Paderborn: Grünewald/Schöningh, 1994) 1:44-75.
· Mondo e persona. Saggio di antropologia cristiana. (Brescia: Morcelliana, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2015). Tr. of Welt und Person. Versuche zur christliche Lehre von Menschen, 19391, 19625 = 19886 (Mainz/Paderborn: Grünewald/Schöningh, 1995).